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BREAKING: 4-star DL Tyre West Has Committed to Georgia

December 2, 2020

The Georgia Bulldogs add another elite in-state defender in Tift County (GA) star Tyre West‍.

West, a 2022 prospect, is a major pickup for the Bulldogs who need to land in-state defenders like the Tifton native. The versatile lineman is listed at 6-foot-3, 280-pounds with enough versatility to play on the edge or on the interior in Athens. 

The South Georgia star has been a longtime Georgia lean, and Dawg Post thought this commitment could have come back in the summer. West eventually chose the Bulldogs over Auburn and Alabama.

So, what is Georgia getting in West?

They’re getting a true football guy with great instincts. He’s not the most athletic defensive lineman. Also, he’s not going to flash in a camp or combine setting, but West turns into a freak on Friday nights. He’s extremely quick off the ball, plays with a great motor and  has a great burst off the ball. He shoots gaps well and finds a way to consistently make plays in the backfield.

West became a household name in Georgia in 2019 after he dominated current UGA commitment Micah Morris when Tift County took on Camden County. He dominates against average offensive lineman, and he more than holds his own against the best he goes up against.

He’s not going to change directions in the blink of an eye, but he can get lateral and get down the line. He has a nose for the football and can really move once he gets going. 

Most importantly, West knows how to get off blocks. Whether he’s using his raw strength or quickness, West is tough to block. He’s not the biggest, he’s not the fastest, but he makes an impact on just about every play. Opposing coaches rave about him after playing against him, and he’s having another giant season this fall as a junior. 

There’s a reason he’s ranked as one of the top defenders in Georgia for the 2022 class. Describing him as “raw” as a typical small-town prospect might not be completly accurate, but he still needs to keep developing. Georgia’s strength and conditioning program should give him an opportunity to add more muscle and reach his full potential.

Overall, this is a big commitment for multiple reasons. He’s a major in-state defender. He’s an impactful defensive lineman. He’s on the commitment list early, which gives the Bulldogs a great start to the 2022 class.

West becomes Georgia’s 4th 2022 commitment, and all four are Peach State natives. He joins DE C.J Washington‍ (Cedartown), DB Marquis Groves-Killebrew‍ (Brookwood), and ATH Deyon Bouie‍ (Bainbridge) on Georgia’s 2022 commit list.

Sophomore season highlights:

Tift County highlights (2019):


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