Kerem Daser, head soccer coach at the college, said he's already coached Livingood -- three years with U-16, U-17 and U-18 teams in Alpharetta -- and is getting a complete player who is gifted both offensively and defensively.
"I'm excited about signing him," Daser said. "I believe as a freshman he will be one of our top players. He has the ability, after playing with us two years, to go to a Top 20 program."
He said the Bulldogs expect him to play central defender.
"He's one of the best seniors in Georgia coming out," Daser said. "He's amazing in the air. He wins many head balls and can score goals while in air.
"Defensively he's one of best I've seen in clearances. He's very strong. He's hard to get behind."
Livingood said he's enjoyed soccer not only because it's fun but also for the way it's exposed him to the world.
"My aspiration is to travel," the Woodland High senior said. "I love foreign culture. Through soccer I have met a lot of people around the world and they have inspired me to learn about them and their countries."
The youth said he is unsure the exact path that will get him where he wants to go.
"I plan to major in a foreign language. I might take Spanish and also study business and travel to South America as a translator or even as a journalist."
Livingood has logged a lot of miles in his sport.
He has played for Woodland High and any number of recreational and travel teams. He said he did not play at Woodland the past season because of a hip injury.
"I've played since I was 4 years old, in recreational programs, middle school and then high school," he said.
He has played for the Cartersville Clash travel team, then the Alpharetta Ambush, a high level soccer program, where he played for his Georgia Military coach.
Last summer he played with U20 Super-Y, which he described as a regional program in which his team played in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Livingood said he has had teammates and opponents from all around the globe.
"I have been playing at a high level in soccer the past few years. In the higher levels (of soccer play), you come in contact with players who are from foreign countries."
He said some of his teammates just last year were from Russia, England and Chile. "I have had teammates from all over the world."
Livingood has played a variety of positions.
Last summer he was his team's sweeper -- the last defender standing between the team's goalie and the opposing team's ball handler.
He also made a name for himself as a forward.
Livingood said he's not all that particular about which position he plays, though. "I love the game, so I'll play anywhere. If I'm out there, I'll have a good time."
He has worn a lot of hats in his soccer years, but not all of them have been as a player. For instance, the past two seasons he has coached U-8 and U-10 Cartersville Clash teams, the first a coed team and the second a girls squad.
He describes his coaching style as "laid-back."
"Some coaches get in your face when they are trying to teach you," he said. "Others might not say anything. I try to be somewhere in between."
While the Bartow player has worn a lot of different hats on the soccer field, he admits he would consider wearing a helmet if the right opportunity presented itself down the road.
"I've had some express an interest and I might [try] football in two years if it will help me through college," he said.