It’s been two weeks since National Signing Day for the 2016 recruiting class, and while there are still a few prospects for the 2016 class that still have to make a decision, like Savannah Christian’s Demetris Robertson, for the most part, college football coaches and programs are now full steam ahead with 2017 recruiting. And the Bulldawg’s next recruiting class is starting to pick up steam after they received a commitment on Monday.
2017 offensive lineman Justin Shaffer flipped his commitment from the University of Louisville to Georgia on Monday, which brought the Dawgs up to 4 commitments for the class of 2017. Shaffer is a 6 foot 5 and 325 lbs out of Cedar Grove High School where he plays on the o-line for the Saints out of Ellenwood, GA. Shaffer is the size of offensive linemen that Coaches Smart and Pittman are looking for as they work to build a wall on the offensive line for their running backs and quarterbacks to play behind.
The other three current commitments for the class of 2017 for Georgia are:
Dixon is a 6 foot 0 and 218 lbs outside linebacker out of Peachtree Ridge High School from Suwannee, GA. He is rated a consensus 4-star prospect at linebacker by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout and is considered one of the top 15 linebackers in the class of 2017 along with being a top 25 player in the state of Georgia
Hunter is a 6 foot 3 and 221 lbs outside linebacker out of Westlake High School from the Atlanta metro area. He is rated a consensus 4-star prospect at linebacker by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout and is considered one of the top 10 linebackers in the class of 2017 along with being a top 20 player in the state of Georgia
Richard LeCounte III
LeCounte was the first 2017 prospect to commit to Georgia under new Head Coach Kirby Smart, committing back on December 13th during Smart’s first week on the job. He is a 5 foot 11 and 174 lbs safety and wide receiver for the Liberty County high school varsity football team out of Hinesville, GA. LeCounte is ranked as a 5-star prospect at athlete for the 2017 class by 247Sports composite ranking system along with the one of the top 2 players in the state of Georgia and overall at athlete in the country.
MOST RECENT OFFERS
02-15-2016 – Jordan Williams – 2017 DE – Frank W. Cox HS, VA
02-15-2016 – Evidence Njoku – 2017 WR – Cedar Grove HS, NJ
02-12-2016 – Xavier Jenkins Jr.– 2017 WR – Lowndes HS, GA
02-11-2016 – Bruce Jordan-Swilling – 2017 LB/RB – Brother Martin HS, LA
02-10-2016 – A.J. Terrell – 2017 CB/WR – Westlake HS, GA
02-02-2016 – Baron Browning – 2017 OLB – Kennedale HS, TX
02-01-2016 – N’Kosi Perry – 2017 Dual-threat QB – Vanguard HS, FL
MOST RECENT VISITS FEB. 13TH – 15TH WEEKEND
Detravion Bishop – 2017 ATH – Terrell County HS, GA
Deejay Dallas -2017 ATH – Glynn Academy HS, GA
Tony Gray – 2017 OT – Central Gwinnett HS, GA
Marcus Tank Jenkins – 2018 OL-OT – Park Crossing HS, AL
Richard LeCounte – 2017 ATH – Liberty County HS, GA
Xavier McKinney, Jr. – 2017 Safety – Roswell HS, GA
William Poole III – 2017 CB – Hapeville Charter, GA
Trey Sermon – 2017 RB – Sprayberry HS, GA
Shawn Smith – 2017 WR – Brunswick HS, GA
JaCoby Stevens – 2017 ATH – Oakland HS, TN
Andrew Thomas – 2017 OT – Pace Academy, GA
Alaric Williams – 2017 ATH – Southside School, AL
Class of 2017 wide receiver Jamyest Williams out of Archer High School tweeted he would be back in Athens this weekend as well.
— Jamyest Williams (@Jamy0602) February 16, 2016
So who could be the next 2017 prospect to pull the trigger and announce his commitment to Georgia? Keep your eyes on Mary Persons High School defensive end Malik Herring. Another prospect to also keep a watch on is D’Antne Demery, an offensive lineman out of Brunswick High School, who named Georgia as his leader in the last week. William Poole III also named Georgia his leader after his visit this past weekend.