Former West Virginia safety Tykee Smith will transfer to the University of Georgia, Smith announced on Twitter Sunday night.
Same Mission, Next Chapter…🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/mfJDGAa4Dk
— T.Smith (@TykSmith) April 5, 2021
Smith will be reunited with his former position coach at WVU, Jahmile Addae, who also joined the Bulldogs this offseason. Addae was WVU’s defensive backs coach in 2019 and 2020 and also served as co-defensive coordinator last season. He was hired as UGA’s defensive backs coach in January.
Smith, a junior, is coming off of a break-out 2020 season in which he was named an AP Third Team All-American and an All-Big 12 honorable mention. He finished fourth on the Mountaineers with 61 total tackles with eight tackles for loss, two interceptions and five pass breakups. Smith did not play in the Mountaineers’ bowl game against Army on New Year’s Eve.