Georgia is now up to 18 commitments with Amarius Mims, Kamari Lassiter, and Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins all having committed in the month of October. The fact that the NCAA has thrown all semblance of normal roster management into flux with their edict that the 2020 season does not count against any player’s eligibility, makes it a guessing game as to how many prospects the Dawgs can take in this class. If all things were normal, I’d expect UGA to take 21 to 23 in the 2021 class. Today we look at who could fill the remaining 3 to 5 spots.
Amarius Mims may very well be the last offensive player that Georgia takes in the 2021 cycle. Adding depth along the defensive front and in the defensive secondary is a major priority for Georgia in the current class. The Dawgs have a lot of talented players on their defensive line and in their secondary that are set to graduate or are going to have lucrative opportunity before them in terms of pro potential. The exception to this would be if Dell McGee is able to sway 4-Star running back from West Bloomfield, Michigan, Donovan Edwards from staying home and playing for the Wolverines. It looks like an uphill battle, but with Mel Tucker’s Michigan State Spartans taking down Harbaugh’s bunch this week, their may be an opening for McGee to close the deal.
Other than Edwards, defense will be the main focus. Georgia is recruiting linebackers Smael Mondon and Xavian Sorey very hard. Monty Rice is moving on after 2020 and Nakobe Dean won’t be far behind afte 2021, so the Dawgs need at least one very athletic inside backer to bridge the gap to the future. At this point I don’t see any other linebackers on the radar and I wouldn’t be surprise if Georgia only ends up with 1 of these 2.
Nyland Green, Terrion Arnold, and Elijah Sabbatini are all in play for Georgia in the secondary. I believe that the Dawgs end up signing 2 out of the 3. From what I’m hearing, I see Arnold going elsewhere and Green and Sabbatini ending up at Georgia. Green is unbelievably skilled and athletic with a very high ceiling and he’s an in-state player from Newton High School in Covington, Georgia. Sabbatini decommitted from Ole Miss on the 26th of October after getting an offer from Georgia earlier in the month.
Finally, along the defensive front, Georgia is recruiting Korey Foreman, Maason Smith, Shemar Turner, Taleeq Robbins, and Jalen Williams. I see Georgia getting as many as 2 of these prospects in the class. At this time I believe the power duo of Foreman and Smith ends up at LSU and Shemar Turner and Jalen Williams would be the two that seem to have the best relationship with UGA out of the remaining players. Turner is a 4-Star, 6’3″ 285 defensive end from DeSoto, Texas, and Williams is from Jones College. Yes, that’s the same JUCO that Stetson Bennett IV starred at in his time away from Georgia.