UGA Recruiting Daily 1 MAY 2018: UPDATED 2019 Class Prediction

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UGA Recruiting Daily 1 MAY 2018: UPDATED 2019 Class Prediction

JD Bertrand, Dominick Blaylock, Jalen Perry, Nolan Smith - NEWBREED19 edit by Bob Miller
JD Bertrand, Dominick Blaylock, Jalen Perry, Nolan Smith – NEWBREED19 edit by Bob Miller

 

UGA Recruiting Daily Thread

*Any Rankings presented below are from 247Sports Composite Rankings*

TODAY’S FEATURED PROSPECTS

May is finally here and today’s the day that Owen Pappoe makes his decision. However, the month of April Georgia lost a 2019 commit in Luke Griffin. Despite losing Griffin the team received a pledge from Trezmen Marshall. With that being said, it’s May 1st and time for my monthly updated class prediction. Since the beginning of April, quite a few areas shifted and so this prediction may come as a surprise to some.

Georgia currently ranks as the No. 5 overall class and the No. 3 SEC class. The Bulldogs have eight commitments with the latest coming from Marshall on April 27. It’s still fairly early for the 2019 recruiting class, but that isn’t stopping Georgia from recruiting these guys hard. Nolan Smith already pledged his loyalty to the Bulldogs and appears to be the ringleader for the class. He’s pushing for kids all over the state of Georgia and selling the program.

Below I break down each position and who the Bulldogs might pick up and a few other guys on the radar. I rank 1-3 scale of confidence that the prospect will sign with Georgia.

2019 Class Prediction: *as of 5/1/2018*

Offense:

Quarterback: (0 COMMITS) WILL TAKE 1 AT POSITION:
  • Jayden Daniels (3): 4* 6-3, 170 DUAL, No. 80 Overall, No. 2 DUAL & No. 15 CA RANK

 

Other Targets:

  • Joey Yellen (2), Jaden Johnson (1), Hank Bachmeier, (1), Jacob Zeno (2)

 

Running Back: (0 COMMIT) WILL TAKE 1 AT POSITION
  • Trey Sanders (2.5): 5* 5-11.5 216 RB, No. 7 Overall, No. 1 RB & No. 2 FL RANK

 

Other Targets:

  • Noah Cain (2), John Emery Jr. (1), Quavaris Crouch (2), Daniel Carter (2)

 

Wide Receiver: (2 COMMIT) WILL TAKE 2-3 MORE AT POSITION:
  • Jadon Haselwood (COMMIT): 5* 6-3 187 WR, No. 5 Overall, No. 1 WR & No. 1 GA RANK
  • Dominick Blaylock (COMMIT): 5* 6-0 175 WR, No. 15 Overall, No. 2 WR & No. 3 GA RANK
  • George Pickens (2): (AUBURN COMMIT) 4* 6-5 190 WR, No. 25 WR & No. 6 AL RANK
  • Darren Jones (2): 4* 6-9 190 WR, No. 27 WR & No. 24 CA RANK

 

Other Targets:

  • Maurice Goolsby (2), Jashawn Sheffield (1), Jalen Curry (1),  Jacoby Pinckney (1), Zion Puckket (2)

 

Tight End: (1 COMMIT) WILL TAKE 0-1 MORE
  • Ryland Goede (COMMIT): 4* 6-7 235 TE, No. 6 TE & No. 20 GA RANK

 

Other Targets:

  • Jalen Wydermyer (2.5)
Offensive Line: (0 COMMIT) WILL TAKE 3-4 AT POSITION
  • Warren McClendon(3): 4* 6-5 290 OT, No. 27 OT & No. 26 GA RANK
  • Harry Miller (2): 4* 6-4 310 OC, No. 2 OC & No. 8 GA RANK
  • Clay Webb (2.5): 5* 6-3 297 OC, No. 1 OC & No. 1 AL RANK
  • Andrew Coker (2): 3* 6-6.5 310 OT, No. 48 OT & No. 59 TX RANK

 

Other Targets:

  • Javonne Shepherd (2), Tyler Johnson (2), Kenyon Green (2), Kardell Thomas (1), Dontae Lucas (2)

 

Defense:

Defensive Line: (1 COMMIT) WILL TAKE 3-4 MORE AT POSITION
  • Bill Norton (COMMIT): 4* 6-6 270 SDE, No. 11 SDE & No. 3 TN RANK
  • Zacch Pickens (3): 5* 6-4.5 273 SDE,  No. 2 SDE & No. 1 SC RANK
  • Derrick “Rambo” Hunter (3): 4* 6-4 276 SDE, No. 13 SDE & No. 28 FL RANK
  • Jaelin Humphries (3): 4* 6-3 303 DT, No. 13 DT & No. 26 GA RANK
  • Travon Walker (3): 4* 6-4, 255 DT, No. 3 DT, No. 5 GA RANK

 

Other Targets:

  • Dante Walker (2), Christopher Hinton (1), Zach Harrison (2), Derrick McLendon (2), Justin Eboigbe(2), Colby Wooden (2), Bryon Young (3)* Would be the next I would add to this class*

 

Linebacker: (3 COMMITS) WILL TAKE 1-2 MORE AT POSITION
  • Nolan Smith (COMMIT): 5* 6-3, 232 OLB ***
  • J.D. Bertrand (COMMIT): 4* 6-1 215 OLB, No. 15 LB, No. 22 GA RANK
  • Owen Pappoe (3): 5* 6-0, 211, No. 1 OLB, No. 2 GA RANK
  • Trezmen Marshall (COMMIT): 4* 6-1, 236, LB **
  • Lloyd Summerall (2.5): 4* 6-5, 218 LB***

 

Other Targets:

  • Tra Wilkins (1), Mikel Jones (1), Donte Starks (1), Nakobe Dean (3)*would be the next add to the class*, Ge’mon Eaford (2), Rian Davis (1),

 

*** 247 Sports ranks him as a DE but he’s listed as an LB on Rivals.com and he told me he would play LB at the next level.

** 247 Sports ranks him as an ATH

Secondary: (1 COMMIT) WILL TAKE 2-3 MORE AT POSITION
  • Jalen Perry (COMMIT): 4* 6-1, 175 CB, No. 13 CB & No. 14 GA RANK
  • Andrew Booth (3): 4* 6-1, 188 CB, No. 5 CB & No. 7 GA RANK
  • Derek Stingley (2): 5* 6-0, 170 CB, No.2 CB & No. 2 LA RANK
  • Jaylen McCollough (2): 4* 6-0 194 S, No. 4 S & No. 11 GA RANK

Other Targets:

  • Kenyatta Watson (2), Warren Burrell (2), DJ Turner (1), John Dixon (2), Chester Kimbrough (3), Bobby Wolfe (2), Tayvion Land (2), Devin Bush (1), Kyle Hamilton (2), Jordan Battle (2), Jalani Williams (2)

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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her three-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.