UGA Recruiting Daily Thread
TODAY’S FEATURED PROSPECTS
POSITION: OL – No.10 OT
STATUS: Undeclared, UGA offer
Apopka High School
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POSITION: OL – No.21 OT
STATUS: Undeclared, UGA offered 01/27/2017, Coach Sam Pittman visited on Jan. 12th.
Cardinal Hayes High School
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2015 Sophomore Season Highlights – CLICK HERE
UNDECLARED 2017 PROSPECTS
Updated 03:30 p.m. ET 29-Jan-2017
Elijah Blades – 2017 CB
70% Nebraska, 10% Southern Cal, 10% Oregon, 5% UGA
Was committed to Florida but de-committed on Wednesday the 26th. Does that mean he could end up at UGA? Doubtful, as I am only 5% confident he picks UGA on NSD. Likely will go to Nebraska or possibly Southern California or Oregon. He will announce his final decision and sign with the school of his choice on Feb. 1st from John Muir High School.
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 Feb. 1st and visited UGA on January 20th. 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.
Markaviest Bryant – 2017 WDE
80% UGA, 15% Auburn, 5% LSU
A big UGA lean, but Auburn has made a late push here for the “Big Cat;” so, my confidence has dropped from 95% to 80%. I still think UGA is the favorite here. 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. He will announce his final decision on NSD.
Nico Collins – 2017 WR
45% UGA, 35% Michigan, 20% Alabama
My confidence that Collins could pick the Bulldogs has gone from 10% up to 45% over the month of January. Michigan was the favorite, but not anymore. Georgia is doing an outstanding job here recruiting the phenomenal wideout and is coming off a visit to UGA over the weekend; 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 Feb. 1st at 2:30 p.m.
Tedarrell Slaton – 2017 OL/DL
45% Florida, 20% UGA, 20% Ole Miss, 15% FSU
Slaton took an official visit to Florida this past weekend 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 and now it appears to be an Alabama-Michigan-Georgia battle, but it is anybody’s guess as to where he ends up or when he announces his decision. His announcement and signing ceremony will be carried via ESPN from Lee Co. High School on Feb. 1st 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 over the weekend. He will visit South Carolina this weekend and likely decide between the Bulldogs, Gamecocks, and Vols. I still think South Carolina is a favorite here, but he will make his decision and then sign with the school of his choice on Feb. 1st at 4:00 p.m.
Ameer Speed – 2017 CB
55% UGA, 40% Virginia Tech, 5% UNC
He is planning to announce on NSD on Feb. 1st 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 after his visit. My confidence pick here has gone from 15% to 55% for the Dawgs 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, 5% Other
He picks 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 Brini, Stokes, and Speed or Williams flipping. 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.
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 and who they are focusing on to close out the class with. 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 DT, 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. Murchison 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.
DeVonte Wyatt – 2017 DL, Committed to Georgia
Flip potential to South Carolina 50/50
The Bulldogs could lose Wyatt to South Cacky-Lacky, but the coaching staff has done everything they can here. He is coming off a visit over in Columbia, SC this past weekend and will make his final decision between Georgia and South Carolina on NSD between 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. and then sign his LOI with the school of his choice.
CLASS OF 2017 UGA FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS
(23 scholarship, 5 PWO, 2 WO)
Updated 09:30 p.m. ET 29-Jan-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 6-2 205 lbs, 4-star, Grayson HS, Loganville, GA
D’Marcus Hayes – OT 6-5 330 lbs, 4-star, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.
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, Hinesville, GA
Monty Rice – ILB 6-1 228 lbs, 3-star, James Clemens HS, Madison, AL
Robert Beal Jr. – DE 6-3.5 230 lbs, 5-star, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Tray Bishop – ATH 6-2 198 lbs, 4-star, Terrell County HS, Dawson, GA
Trey Blount – WR 6-2 196 lbs, 4-star, Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA
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 6-3 259 lbs, 4-star, Mary Persons HS, Forsyth, GA
Jaden Hunter – LB 6-2.5 218 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, FL
Nate McBride – ILB 6-1 223 lbs, 4-star, Vidalia Comprehensive, Vidalia, GA
William Poole III – CB 6-0 180 lbs, 4-star, Hapeville Charter HS, Atlanta, GA
Justin Shaffer – OL 6-5 356 lbs, 3-star, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, GA
D’Andre Swift – RB 5-9 222 lbs, 4-star, St. Joseph’s HS, Philadelphia, PA
Andrew Thomas – OT 6-5 335 lbs, 4-star, Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA
Mark Webb Jr. – WR 6-2 195 lbs, 4-star, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, PA
Isaiah Wilson – OT 6-7 354 lbs, 5-star, Poly Prep, Brooklyn, NY
Devonte Wyatt – DL 6-4 300 lbs, 3-star, Towers HS, Decatur, GA
WALK-ONS (WO) & PREFERRED WALK-ONS (PWO)
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
Cameron Nizialek (WO) – P 6-2 215 lbs, graduate transfer from Columbia University
Wix Pattont (PWO) – TE 6-6, 241 lbs, Landmark Christian High School, Fairburn, 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
National Signing Day Schedule
Updated 03:30 p.m. ET 29-Jan-2017
8:00 a.m. – Tedarrel Slaton
8:00 a.m. – Ameer Speed
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – DeVonte Wyatt
9:00 a.m – Larrell Murchison from Louisburg College in North Carolina
9:45 a.m – 10:00 a.m. – Aubrey Solomon from Lee Co. High School via ESPN
9:45 a.m. – Tyler Taylor from the College Football HoF
10:00 a.m. – Devonta Smith
10:15 a.m. – Leonard Warner from the College Football HoF
11:00 a.m. – Markaviest “Big Cat” Bryant
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Latavious Brini
2:15 p.m. – Jamyest Williams from Grayson High School (moved from 9 a.m. due to CFB HoF team trip)
2:30 p.m. – Nico Collins
3:45 p.m. Brooks Buce from the College Football HoF
4:00 p.m. – Elijah Blades from John Muir High School
4:00 p.m. – Aaron Sterling from the Collge Football HoF
4:00 p.m. – Marvin Wilson via ESPN2
6:00 p.m. – Eric Stokes
Thanks to UGASports.com’s Brandon Sudge on Twitter, the College Football Hall of Fame, Eastside High School, Grayson High School, John Muir High School, Lee County High School, and Louisburg College for providing information to compile this list.