The Red and Black had a tremendous early national signing day. I mean....tremendous.
And the crazy thing is the ‘Dawgs aren’t done. Georgia has twenty players signed, sealed and delivered, nine of them already enrolled. There are two more players who have verbally committed but not signed their letters of intent, defensive linemen Tramel Walthour and Jordan Davis.
Like all schools Georgia can sign a total of twenty-five players per year and have no more than eighty-five players on scholarship at any given time.
The simple math should say that Georgia can sign three more players (25-22 current commits). The Recruiting math is never simple.
The status of the verbal commits is less than certain. Georgia has continued to recruit South Carolina four star defensive tackle Rick Sandidge and JUCO lineman Devonte Wyatt is already on campus. It’s unlikely that Georgia really has room for all four, at least without someone grayshirting.
Who might be the final pieces in Georgia’s 2018 recruiting puzzle? Here are some of the likely suspects:
- Quay Walker (OLB, Crisp Co.). Walker, the #3 outside linebacker in America and the #9 player in the Peach State, remains nominally committed to Alabama. But he didn’t sign during the early period and has taken official visits to Auburn, Tennessee, and Georgia. Walker would be yet another big win for Kirby Smart over Nick Saban, but his longstanding relationship with Jeremy Pruitt may pull him to Rocky Top.
- Otis Reese (OLB/S, Lee County). The Michigan commit remains unsigned and hosted Bulldog coaches late in the recruiting cycle.
- Tyson Campbell(CB, Miami). Could Georgia land yet another south Florida defensive back? The five star corner looked like a Miami commit for months, but Georgia has made up significant ground and may now be the favorite for the guy I believe could be the top cornerback prospect in the 2018 class.
- Tommy Bush (WR, Schertz, TX). A national top 200 prospect, the 6’5, 190 pound Texan would be a fitting replacement for Javon Wims. He’ll choose from among Georgia, Texas, Baylor, Ole Miss, and Michigan State.