Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs Class of 2022 got a nice little upgrade over the weekend when it was revealed that Bainbridge (Bainbridge, GA) athlete Deyon Bouie had committed to stay in-state and play his college football in Athens.
By Steve Wright
Bouse is a 5-star prospect per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is the No. 22 player in the nation in his class, the No. 2 athlete on the board, and the No. 2 player in the state of Georgia. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder – who is a multi-tool of a player for his high school – picked Georgia over the likes of Alabama, Florida, and Oregon.
While most players listed as athletes seem to have one side of the ball they favor over the other, this is not the case with Bouie. The size he has added over the last couple of years makes him an extremely dangerous WR, where he is able to use his quickness and lateral movement to impact the game. He is dangerous both in catch-and-run situations – where he sees space before it is even there – and also on deep balls where he can get behind the defense. These skills transition to his play as a DB, where he is able to use that same quickness to break on a ball in the air and make plays that can change the outcomes of games.
All this shines through in Bouie’s highlights package. On the first play he just shows nonsense speed on jet sweep to outflank a host of defenders and score out of nothing. Later plays show his ball skills and his ability to read what is happening with the ball in the air – especially on defense – to come off of his primary read defensively and make a play out of nowhere. Bouie was recruited to Georgia as a defensive back and that is where he will get his first shot, but don’t be at all shocked to see him making plays on special teams as an underclassman for the Bulldogs.