DB Stevenson chats about The Opening, hometown Miami

DB Stevenson chats about The Opening, hometown Miami

Stefan Adams
2019 South Dade DB Tyrique Stevenson has had a busy last few weeks. He started by getting an invite to the Rivals 5-Star Challenge by showing out at the Rivals 3 Strip Miami Camp last week and followed that up with a solid performance at the Opening Miami Regional yesterday.

“I felt I was kind of shaky at first, but then I regrouped and came on strong.”

On a day where the talent at WR was quite loaded, Stevenson held his own covering some tough match-ups. He was honest about the shaky start, though. On his very first rep in 1-on-1’s, Stevenson got beaten pretty badly by Kalani Norris. So it was no surprise that Stevenson gave some love to the Columbus WR when asked who was the toughest cover at the event.

“Kalani Norris, he got me on an out-and-up."

Stevenson really impressed college scouts with a big junior season in 2017 in which he showcased his dynamic athleticism on the field playing safety and corner for South Dade. He also lists his current height-weight as 6’2” 190 pounds.

“I felt that (my junior year) went great,” Stevenson said. “I came out, got a lot of exposure, and balled out. We finished 9-2. I forget how many tackles I had, but I know I had 5 picks.”

Stevenson claims no leaders or top groups, saying everyone is coming after him equally as hard. When talking visits, he said he’d be visiting Miami unofficially soon. Stevenson wasn’t lying; that visit reportedly happened the very next day.

Stevenson has gotten tons of interest nationally on the recruiting trail and the love has been no different coming from his hometown school. Who is he hearing from the most at Miami?

“(Safeties coach Ephraim) Banda and (Director of Player Development Jorge) Baez, we talk almost every day. We’re building a good relationship.”

While he’s enjoying the recruiting process, Stevenson wants to be able to pick his school of choice by the beginning of his senior year to focus on the football season.

“It’s coming soon because I’m graduating early,” said Stevenson. “Maybe summer, before the season.”

And when it’s time to separate one school from all the others? Feeling at home and early playing time will be deciding factors.

“I’ll feel at home at that one school. A place where I can get in the rotation and come do my thing.”

 

Comments (11)

Locals that commit early are good for Miami.
Local big timers who drag out their recruitment tend to look for every reason to leave or are set on leaving just have to get everyone on board with that move. Aka Tyson
 
Locals that commit early are good for Miami.
Local big timers who drag out their recruitment tend to look for every reason to leave or are set on leaving just have to get everyone on board with that move. Aka Tyson

Agreed. When a kid commits early to another school, there's always the local pressure to always change someone's mind.

Look at Campbell last cycle - drug it out until the very end. Committed and signed to Georgia. Can't do anything about it now. There are of course outliers like Jeudy two cycles ago.
 
Just me, but I like to hear kids say that they plan on committing early.

Yep. Ever since Stacy Coley and Tracy Howard, seems like our top targets in the last few years who wait till signing day to announce have gone else where
 
If he is announcing early that bodes well for Us more than any other program
 

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