UGA Recruiting Daily 01-Feb-2017

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UGA Recruiting Daily 01-Feb-2017

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Kirby Smart (left) and King Mwikuta (right)
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CLASS: 2019
STATUS: Undeclared
Washington County High School
Sandersville, GA
2016 Sophomore Highlights – CLICK HERE


CLASS: 2018
STATUS: Undeclared, UGA Offer
Jones High School
Orlando, FL
2016 Junior Season Highlights – CLICK HERE
2015 Sophomore Season Highlights – CLICK HERE
2014 Freshman Season Highlights – CLICK HERE


STATUS: Undeclared, UGA offer
Lee High School
Huntsville, AL
2016 Junior Season Highlights – CLICK HERE
2015 Sophomore Season Highlights – CLICK HERE


CLASS: 2019
POSITION: Undeclared, UGA offer
STATUS: Undeclared, UGA offer
Troup County High School
LaGrange, GA
Highlights – CLICK HERE



Updated 00:45 a.m. ET 01-Feb-2017


Elijah Blades – 2017 CB
70% Nebraska, 10% Southern Cal, 10% Oregon, 5% UGA

Blades was committed to Florida but de-committed on Wednesday, January 26th. Does that mean he could end up at UGA? Doubtful. He likely will go to Nebraska, but Southern California or Oregon are also likely landing spots. He will announce his final decision and sign with the school of his choice on from John Muir High School at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Latavious Brini – 2017 CB
20% USF, 20% FIU, 20% Miami, 10% Oregon, 10% UGA, 10% VT, 10% Other

Brini is set to announce his decision on tomorrow between 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. He was a Hokie lean earlier on, but Coach Strong and USF have made a big push here along with a couple of other sunshine state programs in FIU and Miami. Brini just visited Oregon with Ameer Speed over the weekend and he did visit UGA back on January 20th.

Markaviest Bryant – 2017 WDE
80% UGA, 15% Auburn, 5% LSU

Bryant has been a big UGA lean for a while now, but Auburn has made a late push here for the “Big Cat;” so, my confidence has dropped from 95% to 80%. He visited LSU the weekend of Jan. 20th, visited Arkansas on the 25th, and is coming off a visit to Auburn from over the weekend. I still think UGA is the favorite here, but Georgia fans should always be a wee bit nervous when a prospect visits the Plains the weekend before NSD. He will announce his final decision between 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Nico Collins – 2017 WR
44% Michigan, 41% Georgia, 20% Alabama

Georgia is doing an outstanding job recruiting the phenomenal wideout to be in Collins’ top three schools. The Bulldogs held a slight lead headed into this past weekend with Collins coming in for an official visit, but as of right now, he may be leaning to Michigan again despite a good visit to Athens; so, this is one to definitely keep your eye on. He is scheduled to announce his decision and then shortly afterward sign his LOI with the school of his choice on at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tedarrell Slaton – 2017 OL/DL
45% Florida, 20% UGA, 20% Ole Miss, 15% FSU

Slaton took an official visit to Florida over the weekend on Jan. 20th, and he visited Georgia this past weekend. The Bulldogs could have a shot at the big man out of American Heritage. “TD” is scheduled to announce his decision and then sign with the school of his choice on NSD at 8:00 a.m.

Aubrey Solomon – 2017 DT
30% Michigan, 30% Alabama, 30% Georgia, 10% Southern Cal

Was a Michigan-Georgia battle for a while, and now it appears to be an Alabama-Michigan-Georgia battle, but it is anybody’s guess as to where Solomon ends up. His announcement and signing ceremony will be carried via ESPN from Lee Co. High School tomorrow between 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Aaron Sterling – 2017 DE
75% South Carolina, 15% Tennessee, 10% Georgia

Has been a big South Carolina lean for a long while, but both Georgia and Tennessee have made inroads in his recruitment here of late. Sterling visited UGA on January 19th and then Tennessee and South Carolina to close out his OVs in January. He will likely decide between the Bulldogs, Gamecocks, and Vols. I still think South Carolina is the favorite here by a pretty good margin. Sterling will make his decision and then sign with the school of his choice tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

Ameer Speed – 2017 CB
55% UGA, 40% Virginia Tech, 5% UNC

Speed is planning to announce his final decision on NSD at 8:00 a.m. between Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, and Virgina Tech. Speed visited UGA on January 20th and from all accounts, it went very well. The Bulldogs are looking to land another CB in this class, and although VT was a strong favorite here, the Georgia coaching staff has given Speed a lot to think about. My confidence pick here has gone from 15% to 55% for the Dawgs over the month of January which puts this as a UGA-VT battle and Georgia might have a slight lead here going into the final week before NSD. Speed took an official visit to Oregon over the weekend.

Eric Stokes Jr. – 2017 CB
95% UGA if there is a spot, but if not, likely Ole Miss.

Stokes signs with UGA if there is room, but I’m 50/50 on if there is an open spot for him at the moment. He visited UGA on January 20th along with three other cornerbacks; so, it is possible that the coaching staff takes whoever commits first between Latavious Brini, Ameer Speed, Eric Stokes Jr., or South Carolina commit Jamyest Williams flips to Georgia. Right now, it looks like out of that group it could be Speed or Williams, possibly both. Stokes has scheduled to announce his decision and sign with the school of his choice on NSD at 6:00 p.m, which is after the other DBs on the board announce. If those targets commit and sign elsewhere, look for Stokes to sign with Georgia. If not, he likely will seek to sign with Ole Miss.

Tyler Taylor – 2017 ILB
55% LSU, 20% Oklahoma, 20% Auburn, 10% UGA

At one time, Taylor was favored to Georgia, but the talented linebacker is likely an odd man out due to who the Bulldogs have committed, who they are focusing on to close out the class with, and just how few open scholarship spots remain. Taylor is scheduled to announce his decision and then sign with the school of his choice at 9:45 a.m. from the College Football Hall of Fame on NSD.

Leonard Warner – 2017 ILB
45% Stanford, 45% FSU, 10% UGA

Back during the season and through December, I was 95% sure Warner would end up at UGA … if he had committed earlier, but now, like Tyler Taylor he may be another talented 4-star prospect that is on the outside looking in. If there are not any spots left at UGA for Warner, where will he end up? He could look to head out west to Stanford which seems like the logical choice if he is not coming to UGA, but when has recruiting ever subscribed to logic on a regular basis? Enter into the equation FSU who looks like they have made a very strong push of late. Hey, stranger things have happened. Warner is scheduled to announce his decision and then sign with the school of his choice at 10:15 a.m. from the College Football Hall of Fame on NSD.


Larrell Murchison – 2017 JUCO DL, committed to Ole Miss
Flip potential 50/50.

Murchison is a JUCO DT out of Louisburg College who is currently committed to Ole Miss, but he got an offer from Georgia while visiting Athens last weekend. Keep your eye on this one. He really enjoyed his visit to UGA and the offer was icing on the cake. If there is room and the other DL doesn’t commitment, Murchison could spurn Ole Miss for the Bulldogs. He will announce his final decision and then sign with the school of his choice on NSD at 9:00 a.m. from Louisburg College in North Carolina.
A.J. Terrell – 2017 CB, committed to Clemson
Flip potential to UGA 10%
Tamorrion Terry – 2017 WR, Committed to FSU
0% flip potential

The question is will he qualify academically. If not, he is likely headed to JUCO or Prep.
Jamyest Williams – 2017 CB, committed to South Carolina
Flip potential to UGA is 50/50.

Even though he had a very good visit to Georgia, he’s showing South Carolina much love, and he visited the Gamecocks this past weekend. Georgia is not out of it and fellow 2017 prospects Isaiah Wilson and William Poole along with Tray Bishop are still recruiting him. He has said he will make his final decision announcement on NSD at 2:15 p.m. and then sign with the school of his choice.



Updated 11:59 p.m. ET 01-Feb-2017

Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Star Rating, High School, Hometown


Jake Fromm – QB, 6-1.25, 229 lbs, 4-star, Houston Co. HS, Warner Robins, GA
DeAngelo Gibbs – DB, 6-1, 208 lbs, 4-star, Grayson HS, Oxford, GA
D’Marcus Hayes – OT, 6-5.5, 321 lbs, 4-star, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., Perkinston, MS
Jeremiah Holloman – WR, 6-1.25, 195 lbs, 4-star, Newton County HS, Covington, GA
Richard LeCounte III – DB, 5-10.25, 183 lbs, 5-star, Liberty County HS, Riceboro, GA
Monty Rice – ILB, 6-1, 232 lbs, 3-star, James Clemens HS, Madison, AL


Robert Beal Jr. – LB, 6-3.5 244 lbs, 5-star, Peachtree Ridge HS, Lawrenceville, GA
Tray Bishop – DB, 6-2.5, 200 lbs, 4-star, Terrell County HS, Dawson, GA
Trey Blount, III – WR, 6-2, 196 lbs, 4-star, Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA
Latavious Brini – DB, 6-2, 197 lbs, 3-star, Mater Academy, Miami Gardens, FL
D’Antne Demery – OT, 6-6, 319 lbs, 4-star, Brunswick HS, Brunswick, GA
Walter Grant – LB, 6-4, 236 lbs, 4-star, Cairo HS, Cairo, GA
Malik Herring – DE, 6-3, 265 lbs, 4-star, Mary Persons HS, Forsyth, GA
Jaden Hunter – LB, 6-2.5, 213 lbs, 4-star, Westlake HS, Atlanta, GA
Netori Johnson – OT, 6-3.25, 341 lbs, 4-star, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, GA
Matt Landers – WR, 6-5, 182 lbs, 3-star, St. Petersburg HS, Pinellas Park, FL
Nate McBride – ILB, 6-1, 223 lbs, 4-star, Vidalia Comprehensive, Lyons, GA
William Poole III – CB, 6-0, 180 lbs, 4-star, Hapeville Charter HS, Atlanta, GA
Justin Shaffer – OL, 6-4, 356 lbs, 3-star, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, GA
Ameer Speed – DB, 6-3.5, 207 lbs, 4-star, Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville,FL
Eric Stokes, Jr. – DB, 6-0.5, 173 lbs, 3-star, Eastside High School, Convington, GA
D’Andre Swift – RB, 5-9, 222 lbs, 4-star, St. Joseph’s HS, Philadelphia, PA
Andrew Thomas – OT, 6-5, 3385 lbs, 4-star, Pace Academy, Lithonia, GA
Mark Webb, Jr. – WR, 6-1.5, 200 lbs, 4-star, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, PA
Isaiah Wilson – OT, 6-7, 354 lbs, 5-star, Poly Prep, Brooklyn, NY
Devonte Wyatt  –  DL, 6-3.5, 300 lbs, 3-star, Towers HS, Decatur, GA


Brooks Buce (PWO) – K/P, 6-0, 175 lbs, GAC, Norcross, GA
John Taylor Dooley (WO) – WR, 6-1, 175 lbs, Highland Park HS, Dallas, TX
Trevor Lowe (PWO) – ATH, 6-2, 190 lbs, Cartersville HS, GA
Cameron Nizialek (WO) – P, 6-2, 215 lbs, graduate transfer from Columbia University
Wix Patton (PWO) – TE, 6-6, 241 lbs, Landmark Christian High School, Fairburn, GA
John Seter (PWO) – QB, 6-3, 180 lbs, Lovejoy High School, Hampton, GA
Frank Sinkwich IV (PWO) – FB, 5-11.5, 238 lbs, 3-star, Athens Academy, Athens, GA
Jake Skole (PWO)(EE) – ATH, 6-2, 215 lbs, 3-star, Class 2010 – Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, GA
Kolby Wyatt (PWO) – OLB, WDE 6-4, 215 lbs, Shiloh High School, Snellville, GA






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