Daily Dawg Thread 18 December 2019: Early Signing Day Extravaganza

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Daily Dawg Thread 18 December 2019: Early Signing Day Extravaganza

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It’s Christmas one week early for college football fans… It’s Early Signing Day! Starting today on Wednesday, December 18th and going through Friday, December 20th, prospective student-athletes will have the opportunity to sign their National Letter of Intent, just LOI or NLI for short. For those that choose to wait, they can do so again on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

For the University of Georgia, there are 13 of their 16 verbally committed 2020 prospects who plan on signing their LOIs. Offensive linemen Chad Lindberg and Tate Ratledge both reaffirmed their commitment to the Bulldogs Tweeting out that they would be signing with UGA today.


Below is a full listing of 2020 UGA commits and what time they have planned to sign their LOIs. Kendall Milton plans on turning in his LOI this a.m. and then have a ceremony in the evening. Broderick Jones and Sedrick Van Pran are planning on waiting to sign on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 5, 2020.





Please note: Times are EST and subject to change. We will do our best to keep the schedule list of names and times as up-to-date as possible. We recommend refreshing this page about every 30 minutes to see the most recent updates.

(EE) means the prospect plans enroll early.






UGA commits signing LOI on Wednesday, December 18th:

Carson Beck (EE) – 09:00 a.m. ET SIGNED 08:16 a.m.

Tate Ratledge – 09:55 a.m. ET SIGNED 10:41 a.m.

Major Burns – 10:00 a.m. ET SIGNED 08:22 a.m.

Jalen Kimber (EE) – 11:30 a.m. ET SIGNED 08:30 a.m.

Jalen Carter – 12:00 p.m. ET SIGNED 10:03 a.m.

Chad Lindberg – 12:30 p.m. ET SIGNED 08:35 a.m.

Devin Willock – 02:15 p.m. ET SIGNED 07:45 a.m.

Kendall Milton (EE) – 09:30 p.m. ET SIGNED 11:04 a.m.

UGA commits signing during Early Signing Period December 18th-20th

Warren Brinson (EE) – TBA SIGNED 08:07 a.m.

Justin Robinson (EE) – TBA SIGNED 09:06 a.m.

Marcus Rosemy – TBA SIGNED 09:58 a.m.

Mekhail Sherman – TBA SIGNED 07:23 a.m.

Nazir Stackhouse – TBA SIGNED 07:34 a.m.

Jared Zirkel – TBA SIGNED 10:58 a.m.

UGA commits planning to sign on National Signing Day, February 5, 2020

Broderick Jones

Sedrick Van Pran

In addition to current UGA commits, there are a number of undeclared prospects who plan to announce their decision and sign their LOIs today. Below is a list of Georgia targets and offers that have scheduled times to announce and sign. There is also a list of prospects who will announce their decision during the national high school football all-star games on Thursday, January 2 and Saturday, January 4, 2020 and also included are those recruits waiting till National Signing Day on February 5, 2020.

Note: Major Burns was planning on waiting to announce his decision today but went ahead and committed to the Bulldogs on Tuesday, December 17th and he will sign his LOI today, on Wednesday, with UGA.

Uncommitted prospects announcing and signing during Early Signing Period on Wednesday, December 18th:

11:00 a.m. ET – EJ Smith – (BB2’s prediction – ???) – Committed to Stanford live on ESPN just after 11:30 a.m. ET. Has not turned in his LOI as of 06:15 p.m. ET.

12:30 p.m. ET – CJ Stroud (EE) – (BB2’s prediction – 50/50 OHIO STATE & UGA) – Committed to Ohio State live on ESPN just after 12:30 p.m. ET. Stroud has signed and turned in his LOI to the Buckeyes.

01:00 p.m. ET – Arian Smith – (BB2’s prediction – UGA) – Committed to UGA live on ESPN just after 01:00 p.m. ET. Signed and turned in LOI at 02:10 p.m.

01:45 p.m. ET – Sam Brown – (BB2’s prediction – FLORIDA) – Committed to WVU shortly after 1:45 p.m. ET, and he has signed his LOI with the Mountaineers.

02:00 p.m. ET – Justin Flowe – (BB2’s prediction – OREGON) – Committed to Oregon shortly after 2:15 p.m. ET, and he has signed his LOI with the Ducks.

02:30 p.m. ET – Jordan Burch – (BB2’s prediction – UGA) – Committed to South Carolina shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET, but has not signed his LOI as of 06:15 p.m. ET.

03:30 p.m. ET – Jermaine Burton (EE) (LSU Commit) – (BB2’s prediction – flips to UGA) – Flipped his commitment from LSU to UGA shortly after 3:45 p.m. ET and has signed his LOI with the Bulldogs.

04:00 p.m. ET – Eric Reed, Jr. – (BB2’s prediction – UGA) – Committed to Auburn just after 4:00 p.m. ET and has signed his LOI with the Tigers.

……..TBA……… – Len’Neth Whitehead – (BB2’s prediction – ???) – Committed to and signed with Tennessee.

Uncommitted prospects not committing or signing early but have scheduled an announcement date:

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 – Announcing decision during Under Armour All-America Game

Zachary Evans – (BB2’s prediction – LSU)

Dontae Manning – (BB2’s prediction – OREGON)

Darnell Washington – Washington was originally going to sign his LOI on Dec. 18th and was going to hold off announcing who he signed with till Jan. 2nd. Now, he will wait till Jan. 2nd to announce and likely sign his LOI on Feb. 5th. (BB2’s prediction – UGA).

Update on Washington as of 5:30 p.m. ET: It looks like he may have signed his LOI via a post on his Twitter account but the plan is for him to still wait to announce which school he signed with on Jan. 2nd.

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 – Announcing decision during All-American Bowl

Xzavier Henderson – (BB2’s prediction – CLEMSON)

Kelee Ringo – (BB2’s prediction – UGA) – Note: Signed LOI just after 1:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday but still plans to wait to announce to who during the All-American Bowl.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 – National Signing Day

Daijun Edwards – (BB2’s prediction – UGA)

DJ Lundy – (BB2’s prediction – ???)

McKinnley Jackson – (BB2’s prediction – UGA)



Carson Beck | 4-star QB | 6-foot-4 | 225 lbs | Mandarin HS, Jacksonville, FL

Austin Blaske | 3-star OL | 6-foot-5 | 278 lbs | South Effingham HS, Guyton, GA 

Warren Brinson | 4-star DT | 6-foot-4 | 305 lbs | IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

Major Burns | 4-star S | 6-foot-2 | 175 lbs | Madison Prep Academy, Baton Rouge, LA

Jermaine Burton | 4-star WR | 6-foot-1 | 190 lbs | Calabasas HS, Calabasas, CA

Jalen Carter | 4-star DT | 6-foot-4 | 305 lbs | Apopka HS, Apopka, FL

Jalen Kimber | 4-star CB | 6-foot-0 | 170 lbs | Mansfield Timberview HS, Arlington, TX

Chad Lindberg | 4-star OL | 6-foot-6 | 315 lbs | Clear Creek HS, League City, TX

Kendall Milton | 5-star RB | 6-foot-1 | 220 lbs | Buchanan High School, Clovis, CA

Tate Ratledge | 4-star OL | 6-foot-6 | 322 lbs | Darlington School, Rome, GA

Justin Robinson | 4-star WR | 6-foot-4 | 205 lbs | Eagle’s Landing Christian, Mcdonough, GA

Marcus Rosemy | 4-star WR | 6-foot-3 | 195 lbs |St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mekhail Sherman | 5-star OLB | 6-foot-2 | 235 lbs | St. John’s College HS, Washington D.C.

Arian Smith | 4-star WR | 6-foot-2 | 180 lbs | Lakeland HS, Lakeland, FL

Nazir Stackhouse | 4-star DT | 6-foot-3 | 305 lbs | Columbia, HS, Decatur, GA

David Willock | 3-star OL | 6-foot-7 | 330 lbs | Paramus Catholic HS, Paramus, NJ

Jared Zirkle | 3-star K |6-foot-3 | 190 lbs |Tivy High School, Kerrville, TX


Broderick Jones | 5-star OL | 6-foot-5 | 275 lbs | Lithonia HS, Lithonia, GA

Sedrick Van Pran | 4-star OL | 6-foot-4 | 305 lbs |Warren EastonHS, New Orleans, LA

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