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North's Seymour chooses UGA over Auburn

Photo: Craig Cappy North Gwinnett running back Cam Lewis (2) runs behind the block of Devondre Seymour (70) as he blocks Johns Creek's Cody Hardage (10) during a playoff game this season.

Photo: Craig Cappy North Gwinnett running back Cam Lewis (2) runs behind the block of Devondre Seymour (70) as he blocks Johns Creek's Cody Hardage (10) during a playoff game this season.

North Gwinnett senior Devondre Seymour chose the Georgia football program Wednesday morning.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive tackle made the decision early in the day, according to North head football coach Bob Sphire. He follows in the footsteps of his father Richard Seymour, an NFL defensive tackle who played for the Bulldogs from 1997-2000.

Seymour was expected to choose between UGA and Auburn on National Signing Day.

Still a newcomer to football, Seymour is ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 14 offensive tackle nationally by ESPN, which also has him at No. 259 on its ESPN 300 list of top national recruits. He helped North to the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals as a senior.

It would be hard to consider Seymour as flying under the radar during his recruitment.

After all, he had held multiple scholarship offers before choosing the Bulldogs over Auburn.

Still, his recruitment was seemingly among the least talked about compared to some of Gwinnett's top players in this senior class.

And the way North coach Bob Sphire sees it, that's very much in character with the younger Seymour.

"(Georgia) offered well past a year ago," Sphire said. "Coming out of his junior year, everybody saw what the potential was (with him). It's just one of those things where he's taken care of some classwork stuff to get himself to this point. But he's a very unassuming guy, anyway. He never wanted to be in the recruiting limelight, really. What he did was kind of behind the scenes. He just wanted to go about his business and play football."