UGA Recruiting Daily Thread
After giving a class prediction in yesterday’s thread, I wanted to give yall a most wanted list. This list is fluid, very fluid so please keep that in mind. We have to remember that recruiting can go either way with some of these guys. At this time, Georgia’s recruiting continues to shift and move. The Bulldogs have eight commitments at the moment, and the exact number won’t be known until National Signing Day. It’s still extremely early in the recruiting process for 2019, so I won’t have a true feel for what the final number will be for a few more months.
Georgia’s 2019 Top-Ten Most Wanted
1: Owen Pappoe: ILB 6-0, 211lbs, Grayson High School, Loganville, GA
Pappoe has a prime opportunity to come into Georgia and get early playing time. Natrez Patrick and Juwan Taylor graduate after this season, which makes inside linebacker a position of need. Pappoe’s been a top priority since Kirby Smart and Glenn Schumann arrived in Athens. He’s been in the Classic City a few times already and has Georgia as the leader over Auburn and Tennessee. Pappoe’s set to announce on May 5 and should be back on campus again for the G-day spring game on April 21.
2: Trezmen Marshall: ATH 6-1, 236lbs, Clinch County High School, Homerville, GA
Marshall is a bit time athlete that can play on both sides of the ball. He’s the focal point of Clinch County’s offense and one of their impact defensive players. Georgia would love to add this in-state target to its inside linebacker haul this spring. He should make his final choice in the next few months.
3: Andrew Booth: CB, 6-1 188lbs, Archer High School, Lawrenceville, GA
Booth is another guy that has ample opportunity to come in and make his name known at Georgia. He has the size and the ability to come in and compete for immediate playing time. Clemson is the biggest competition here, but Nolan Smith made it a point at the Opening Atlanta Regional, Booth’s a big priority.
4: Travon Walker: DT 6-4, 255lbs, Upson-Lee High School, Thomaston, GA
Georgia is set to have just seven defensive linemen returning in 2019. So the defensive line is the biggest position of need Georgia has. Walker is a huge defensive tackle with so much promise. Georgia’s high on his list but so is Clemson and Alabama. I expect him to be back in Athens for G-day and a few other visits. He should decide by the end of his senior football season.
5: Ryan Hilinski: PRO 6-3.5, 218lbs, Orange Lutheran High School, Orange, CA
Hilinski is a late bloomer for the 2019 quarterbacks. He recently released his top seven and Georgia made the cut along with Arizona, Arizona State, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas A&M. It appears he’s either playing in the Pac 12 or the SEC. The Bulldogs will only take one quarterback, and Hilinski fits the mold. According to his twitter, the final seven will become three in the next few weeks. I expect him to visit next month for G-day, and an official visit in June. He’ll make his decision on his late brothers birthday.
6: Zacch Pickens: SDE 6-4.5, 268lbs, T L Hanna High School, Anderson, SC
Pickens is one of the best, if not the best defensive end in the country. He’s a hot commodity and his recruitment appears wide open. Pickens could come in right away and be an impact player. He’s got the size and speed off the edge to make a nice addition to Tray Scott’s defensive line. It seems that Georgia, Clemson, Alabama and South Carolina are the top schools. I don’t expect a decision until after his senior season, if not until February.
7: Jaelin Humphries: DT 6-3, 303lbs, Mountain View High School, Lawrenceville, GA
Humphries is a dual threat lineman. He can play as an offensive guard or a defensive tackle. Humphries has an incredible frame and the Bulldogs appear well positioned in his recruitment. He appears to lean towards Georgia, and I expect a decision to be made by the end of his senior season. It appears he will play defensive tackle at the next level.
8: George Pickens: WR 6-5 190lbs, Hoover High School, Hoover, AL
Pickens is currently committed to Auburn, however, Georgia’s recruiting him the hardest. The Bulldogs are in his top three, and he plays on a 7v7 team with Auburn commit Bo Nix and Georgia commit Jadon Haselwood. The relationship between Haselwood and Pickens grow by the day. With four wide receivers set to graduate, Georgia’s going to do its best to bring in three of the top catchers this class.
9: Trey Sanders: RB 5-11.5, 216lbs IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Sanders is the top running back according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. Georgia’s loaded at the running back position, but its known if you come in to compete then you’ll get playing time. By the time he gets ready to come to Georgia, D’Andre Swift will have one more year, so it gives Sanders the opportunity to come in learn the system and grow as a back. Georgia’s taking one running back this class, and Sanders appears to show the most interest so far.
10: Darnell Wright: OT 6-6, 314lbs Huntington High School, Huntington, WV
With Luke Griffin on the fence about his recruitment, Georgia needs to add 1-2 tackles in the 2019 class. Wright is expected to visit Georgia in May. He could very well be the next great addition to the Georgia line, and it’s already known that he’s fond of Sam Pittman.
***ON THE RADAR***
Lloyd Summerall OLB Auburndale (FL)
Joshua Harris, DL, Roxboro (N.C.)
Justin Eboigbe, DL, Forest Park (GA)
Warren Burrell, CB, Swanee (GA) North Gwinnett
Frank Ladson, WR, Homestead (FL) South Dade
Kyle Hamilton, S, Atlanta (GA) Marist
Warren McClendon, OT, Brunswick (GA)
Derek Green, DT, Jacksonville, (NC)
Nakobe Dean, ILB, Horn Lake (Miss.)
CJ Clark, DT, New London (NC)
Noah Cain, RB, Bradenton (FL)
Zach Harrison, WDE, Lewis Center (OH)
Chris Hinton, SDE, Norcross (GA)
Clay Webb, C, Oxford (AL)
Derrick McLendon, WDE, Tucker (GA)
Derick Hunter, DT, Fort Myers (FL)
Jammie Robinson, S, Cordele (GA)
Derek Stingley, CB, Baton Rouge (LA)
*** This list stays fluid as well***