Meet The New Dawgs: Georgia’s 2020 Early Signing Day Class

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Meet The New Dawgs: Georgia’s 2020 Early Signing Day Class

Brock Bowers, TE, 6-4, 230

Napa, Calif., Napa HS

High School: Napa High School, coached by Richie Wessman…selected to the 2021 All-American Bowl…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #3 tight end prospect, #10 prospect in California, and #102 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #6 TE prospect, #13 prospect in California, and #107 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #8 TE prospect, #12 prospect in California, and #118 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #4 TE prospect, #21 prospect in California, and #212 prospect nationally…helped lead Napa HS to a 7-4 record in his 2019 junior season, advancing to the CIF North Coast Division II Sectional Playoffs…played for Grizzlies at tight end, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, and kick returner…finished season with 1,499 all-purpose yards and 18 total touchdowns, including 39 receptions for 1,098 receiving yards and school-record 14 touchdowns, as well as 22 carries for 316 rushing yards and three touchdowns…finished fifth on team in tackles with 25, in addition to an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown…named to 2019 San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro First Team offense…named 2019 Napa Valley Register All-Napa County Football Player of the Year…named 2019 Vine Valley Athletic League Most Valuable Player…named to 2020 MaxPreps Preseason All-America First Team offense…named to 2020 MaxPreps Preseason California All-State First Team offense…finished 2018 junior season with 42 receptions for 620 receiving yards and seven touchdowns…also plays power forward for Grizzlies’ basketball team…both parents were student-athletes at Utah State with father playing football and mother becoming an All-American softball pitcher…sister plays on Sacramento State softball team.

Javon Bullard, DB, 5-11, 175

Milledgeville, Ga., Baldwin HS

High school: Baldwin High School, coached by Jesse Hicks…247Sports.com composite three-star prospect…ranked as the #51 cornerback prospect, #57 prospect in Georgia and the #643 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, All-Southeast Region…ranked as the #36 DB prospect, and the #30 prospect in Georgia…Rivals.com three-star prospect, ranked as the #52 cornerback prospect, #29 prospect in Georgia…ESPN.com three-star prospect, ranked as the #48 cornerback prospect, #63 prospect in Georgia … Dawg Post three-star prospect, ranked the #23 prospect overall in Georgia…defensively, led the team with tackles with 74, 7 tackles for a loss, 10 pass breakups and two sacks…also played wide receiver, running back and cornerback for Baldwin HS…Completed his senior year with 57 rushing yards on two carries…283 receiving yards on 13 receptions and four receiving touchdowns … named a preseason All-State senior, and helped lead the Braves to a 5-2 record and a second-round appearance in the Class 4A playoffs Played the season as Team MVP and Team Captain…Graduated as a four time 1st Team All Region and a four year starter.

Lovasea Carroll, RB, 6-1, 195

Warrenton, Ga., IMG Academy

High School: IMG Academy coached by Bobby Acosta…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #6 running back nationally, the #18 prospect in Florida, and the #112 overall prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #10 RB prospect, #21 prospect in Florida, and #127 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #5 RB prospect in the country, the #19 prospect in Florida, and the #125 overall prospect…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #15 RB nationally, and the #27 player in Florida… transferred to IMG Academy in 2019 after spending his freshman and sophomore year at Warren County High School…totaled 2,481 rushing yards on 242 carries in three seasons…recorded 464 yards and 7 touchdowns on 42 carries to help IMG Academy to a perfect 8-0 record and the #1 national ranking …averaged 10.3 a rush and 99.2 rushing yards per game with 40 total touchdowns, 34 rushing.

Chaz Chambliss, LB, 6-2, 250

Carrollton, Ga., Carrollton HS

High School: Carrollton High School, coached by Sean Calhoun…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #17 outside linebacker prospect, the #24 in Georgia and the #271 prospect nationally… PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 350 All-American…ranked as the #9 OLB prospect, #16 prospect in Georgia, and #165 prospect nationally… rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked #199 nationally, #14 outside linebacker nationally and the #21 prospect in Georgia …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #224 nationally, #6 outside linebacker nationally and the #24 prospect in Georgia …Dawg Post four-star prospect, ranked as the #21 prospect overall in Georgia…2020 Sports Illustrated All-American Football candidate from the state of Georgia…Part of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Super 11”…totaled 251 tackles in three season, 166 solo tackles, 73.5 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, two forced fumbles with three recoveries and 53 quarterback hurries.

David Daniel, DB, 6-2, 185

Woodstock, Ga., Woodstock HS

High School: Woodstock High School, coached by Brent Budde…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #3 athlete prospect nationally, the #10 prospect in Georgia and the #92 prospect nationally… PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #2 athlete prospect, #7 prospect in Georgia, and #60 prospect nationally… rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked #98 nationally, #5 athlete prospect and the #8 prospect in Georgia …ESPN.com four-star prospect, #52 nationally, #2 athlete nationally and the #7 prospect in Georgia …Dawg Post four-star prospect, ranked as the #14 prospect overall in Georgia…named as a 2020 Sports Illustrated All-American Football candidate from the state of Georgia…totaled 123 tackles, 94 solo, one sack, two interceptions and caused three fumbles…the first SEC recruit from Woodstock HS since Tripp Chandler signed as a Bulldog in 2005.

Marlin Dean, DL, 6-5, 275

Bowman, Ga., IMG Academy

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Bobby Acosta…247Sports.com composite three-star prospect…Ranked as the #32 defensive tackle prospect, the #71 prospect in Florida and #494 nationally…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, All-Southeast Region…ranked as the #29 DE prospect and the #58 prospect from Florida…Rivals.com three-star prospect…Ranked as the #37 defensive end prospect, #78 prospect in Florida…ESPN.com three-star prospect… Ranked as the #42 Defensive Tackle prospect and the #93 prospect in Florida…As a senior, helped lead IMG Academy to an 8-0 record, finish as the #1 team in the state of Florida and #1 team in the country…Finished the 2020 season with 18 total tackles, 9 solo tackles, 2 sacks and an interception and fumble recovery… Played first three years of high school football Elbert County high school in Georgia.

Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB, 6-1, 235, 

Hyattsville, Md., St. Frances Academy

High School: St. Frances Academy, coached by Henry Russell…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #10 inside linebacker nationally, the #9 prospect in Maryland, and the #189 overall prospect… PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 350 All-American…ranked as the #11 OLB prospect, #8 prospect in Maryland, and #190 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked as the #17 inside linebacker nationally and the #14 prospect in Maryland…ESPN.com four-star prospect, listed as the #13 inside linebacker in the country, the #5 player in Maryland, and the #105 overall prospect…as a junior in 2019, he helped lead the Panthers to an 11-1 record and the #3 ranked high school team in the country…featured on HBO’s “The Cost of Winning” documentary.

Dylan Fairchild, OL, 6-5, 300

Cumming, Ga., West Forsyth HS

High School: West Forsyth High School, coached by David Svehla… selected to the 2021 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star composite prospect…ranked as the #97 prospect nationally, the #5 offensive guard prospect and the #11 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #2 OG prospect, #8 prospect in Georgia, and #65 prospect nationally… rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked #168 nationally. #9 offensive lineman prospect and the #15 prospect in Georgia …ESPN.com four-star prospect, ranked #123 nationally, #14 offensive lineman prospect and the #16 prospect in Georgia …Dawg Post four-star prospect, ranked as the #9 prospect overall in Georgia…helped West Forsyth rush for 1,422 yards in 12 games and 12 touchdowns, rushed three times for five yards his senior season.

Nyland Green, DB, 6-1, 176

Covington, Ga., Newton HS

High School: Newton County High School, coached by Camiel Grant…selected to the 2021 Under Armour All-America Game…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #5 defensive back prospect, the #9 prospect in Georgia and the #69 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #6 DB prospect, the #9 prospect in Georgia and the #87 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #9 DB prospect, the #9 prospect in Georgia and the #127 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #7 DB prospect, the #14 prospect in Georgia and the #111 prospect nationally… Dawg Post four-star prospect, ranked as the #6 prospect overall in Georgia…named to MaxPreps Preseason Georgia All-State Second Team Defense…named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate for the state of Georgia…part of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Super 11”…finished his junior season with 34 tackles, two fumble recoveries and six interceptions, two were pick-sixes…played wide receiver…offensively, recorded 11 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns…first Bulldog signee from Newton High since Jeremiah “JJ” Holloman in 2016.

Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, DL, 6-5, 300

Gaffney, S.C., Gaffney HS

High School: Gaffney High School, coached by Dan Jones…selected to the 2021 All-American Bowl…247sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #11 defensive tackle prospect, #1 prospect in South Carolina, and #152 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #8 DT prospect, #1 prospect in South Carolina, and #70 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #18 DT prospect and #1 prospect in South Carolina…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #18 DT prospect, #1 prospect in South Carolina, and #283 prospect nationally…helped lead Gaffney HS to 6-1 record in his 2020 senior season, advancing to second round of SCHSL Class 5A State Playoffs…finished fourth on Indians with 31 tackles, three deflected passes, and team-leading seven sacks for 34 yards… named 2020 South Carolina Mr. Football…led Indians to 10-4 record in 2019 junior season, advancing to semifinals of SCHSL Class 5A State Playoffs…finished with 70 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and eight sacks, along with 36 yards rushing…named to 2019 SC Varsity All-State Second Team defense…finished with seven tackles, including four sacks, during 2018 sophomore season.

Jonathan Jefferson, DL, 6-3, 285

Douglasville, Ga. Douglas County HS

High School: Douglas County HS coached by Johnny White…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #13 strong side defensive end in the country, the #15 prospect in Georgia, and the #149 overall prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #10 SDE prospect, #10 prospect in Georgia, and #95 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #13 defensive tackle nationally, and the #17 prospect in Georgia…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #16 defensive end in the nation, the #19 prospect in Georgia, and the #150 prospect in the nation…Dawg Post four-star prospect, ranked as the #18 prospect overall in Georgia…as a senior in 2020, he led Douglasville HS with 19 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks in just 11 games…in his four-year varsity career he has recorded 254 total tackles, 51 tackles for loss, and 41 sacks…father is former boxer Derrick Jefferson who had professional record of 28-4-1 and had 21 knockouts.

Kamari Lassiter, DB, 6-0, 180

Savannah, Ga., American Christian HS

High School: American Christian High School, coached by Chris Smelley…257Sports.com four-star composite prospect…ranked the #250 prospect nationally, the #18 defensive back prospect, and the #8 prospect in Alabama… PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 350 All-American…ranked as the #25 DB prospect, #10 prospect in Alabama, and #344 prospect nationally… rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked #212 nationally, #21 defensive back prospect and the #7 prospect in Alabama …ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked the #24 defensive back prospect and the #13 prospect in Alabama …helped American Christian to a 12-1 record a state championship runner-up title…totaled 210 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 interceptions, 22 pass break ups and four forced fumbles…also played wide receiver for American Christian, finished his career with 103 receptions for 2,488 yards and 35 touchdowns…named a 2020 Sports Illustrated All-American Football candidate from the state of Alabama…part of Al.com’s “A-List” ranking the top 15 recruits from the state of Alabama.

Jackson Meeks, WR, 6-2, 205

Phenix City, Ala., Central HS

High School: Central HS, coached by Patrick Nix…247sports.com composite three-star prospect…#102 wide receiver prospect and #30 prospect in Alabama…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, All-Southeast Region…ranked as the #66 WR prospect and the #13 prospect in Alabama…rivals.com three-star prospect, #17 prospect from the state of Alabama and #82 wide receiver prospect nationally…ESPN.com three-star prospect…#182 wide receiver prospect and the #47 prospect in Alabama…helped lead Central HS to a 8-5 record in his senior season…totaled 135 receiving yards on 14 catches his sophomore and junior seasons, had one touchdown…Uncle is Za’Darius Smith, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers.

Amarius Mims, OL, 6-6, 320

Cochran, Ga., Bleckley County HS

High School: Bleckley County, coached by Von Lassiter… selected to the 2021 Under Armour All-American Game…247Sports.com composite five-star prospect…ranked as the #3 offensive tackle prospect, #1 prospect in Georgia, and #7 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #3 OT prospect, #2 prospect in Georgia, and #7 prospect nationally…rivals.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #2 OT prospect, #1 prospect in Georgia, and #4 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #3 OT prospect, #3 prospect in Georgia, and #19 prospect nationally… Dawg Post five-star prospect, ranked as the #1 prospect overall in Georgia…helped lead Bleckley County to a 8-3 record in his 2020 senior season, advancing to quarterfinals of Class 2A State Playoffs… paved the way for a Royals offense that averaged 378.6 yards per game, including 213.3 yards on the ground…named to 2020 USA Today Preseason All-USA First Team offense…named to 2020 MaxPreps Preseason All-America First Team offense…named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2020 Georgia’s Super 11…led Bleckley County to 7-4 record in 2019 season, reaching Class 2A playoffs…named to 2019 AJC All-State Class 2A First Team offense…named to 2019 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class 2A All-State Team offense…named to 2019 Georiga Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State Team offense…first Power 5 signee from Bleckley County since Tavon Ross signed with Missouri in 2014

Adonai Mitchell, WR, 6-4, 190

Missouri City, Tex., Cane Ridge HS

High School: Cane Ridge HS, coached by Eddie Woods…247sports.com composite three-star prospect…ranked as the #64 wide receiver prospect, #10 prospect in Tennessee, and #377 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 350 All-American…ranked as the #55 WR prospect, the #10 prospect in Tennessee and #388 nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #54 WR prospect and #8 prospect in Tennessee…ESPN.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #86 WR prospect and #17 prospect in Tennessee…helped lead Cane Ridge HS to a 9-4 record in his 2019 senior season, advancing to the second round of the TSSAA Class 6A State Playoffs…led Ravens with 49 receptions for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns…named 2019 Tennessean Region 5-6A Athlete of the Year…named to 2020 MaxPreps Preseason Tennessee All-State Second Team offense…previously played for Ridge Point HS in Texas, advancing to Area Championship in 2018 Texas UIL Class 6A-DI State Playoffs…caught 25 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns for Panthers, in addition to 170 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in 2018 junior season…named to 2018 UIL Class 6A District 20 All-District Team Second Team offense. 

Smael Mondon, LB, 6-3, 220

Dallas, Ga., Paulding County HS

High School: Paulding County High School, coached by Van Spence… selected to the 2021 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com five-star composite prospect…ranked as the #29 prospect nationally, the #2 outside linebacker prospect and the #3 prospect in Georgia… PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #2 OLB prospect, #3 prospect in Georgia, and #14 prospect nationally… rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked #96 nationally, #6 outside linebacker prospect and the #7 prospect in Georgia…ESPN.com five-star prospect… ranked #11 nationally, #1 outside linebacker prospect and the #1 prospect from the state of Georgia …Dawg Post five-star prospect, ranked as the #4 prospect overall in Georgia…totaled 83 tackles, 49 solo, one interception, one forced fumble and recovered 2 fumbles in four seasons for Paulding County…played quarterback, running back and wide receiver….recorded 1,129 all-purpose yards, rushed for 13 touchdowns and caught two…Part of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Super 11”…named as a 2020 Sports Illustrated All-American Football candidate from the state of Georgia…first Bulldog signee from Dallas, Ga. since Chris Conley signed from North Paulding County HS.

Micah Morris, OL, 6-5, 330

Kingsland, GA., Camden County HS

High School: Camden County High School, coached by Bob Sphire… selected to the All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #10 offensive tackle prospect, #7 prospect in Georgia, and the #63 overall prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #6 OT prospect, #5 prospect in Georgia, and #41 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #9 offensive tackle nationally, the #5 player in the state of Georgia, and the #49 player overall…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #10 offensive line prospect, and the #11 player in Georgia and #91 nationally…Dawg Post four-star prospect, ranked as the #10 prospect overall in Georgia..as a senior in 2020, he helped pave the way for the Wildcats, as they accumulated 1170 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground in 11 games…was selected to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution “Super 11”… 2019 first-team all-state selection…highest-rated prospect in Camden County HS history…Sports Illustrated All-American candidate for the state of Georgia.

Xavian Sorey, LB, 6-3, 214

Campbellton, Fla., IMG Academy

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Bobby Acosta…selected to the 2021 All-American Bowl and 2021 Polynesian Bowl…247Sports.com composite five-star prospect…ranked as the #1 outside linebacker prospect, #6 prospect in Florida, and #20 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, Top 150 Dream Team…ranked as the #4 athlete prospect, #13 prospect in Florida, and #81 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #3 OLB prospect, #12 prospect in Florida, and #48 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #3 athlete prospect, #6 prospect in Florida, and #88 prospect nationally…helped lead IMG Academy to 8-0 record in 2020 senior season…posted eight tackles, including two tackles for loss in three games during season…named to MaxPreps Preseason Florida All-State First Team defense…played for Graceville HS for first three seasons of high school career…led Tigers to 8-4 record in 2019 junior season, advancing to FHSAA Class A Regional Semifinals…played at running back, linebacker, and defensive back…finished second on team in rushing with 81 carries for 638 yards and three touchdowns, along with posting four catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns… finished fifth on team with 57 tackles, in addition to three interceptions…named to Florida High School Football Class A All-State Team honorable mention…also played forward on Graceville basketball team for three seasons, leading Tigers to 21-8 record in 2019-20 junior season…led team in scoring and rebounding with 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during 2019-20…would join former IMG Academy products Nolan Smith and Warren Brinson on Bulldogs roster.

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