Georgia Looks to add to Historic Class on National Signing Day

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As National Signing Day is finally here, Georgia is looking to close on one of their highest ranked classes in history. The 247Sports Composite Team Ranking has the Bulldogs listed as the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, just behind Ohio State and Alabama.

While Georgia has most of their main targets already committed, there are several targets still remaining for the Bulldogs that will announce their decision on Wednesday, Feb. 2. With several prospects considering Georgia on signing day, there are four main prospects that the Bulldogs are in contention for: Aubrey Solomon, Nico Collins, Jamyest Williams, and Markaviest Bryant.

Solomon, the highest rated target remaining that is considering Georgia, is listed as a five-star defensive tackle by the 247Sports Composite ranking, making him the 2nd highest ranked defensive tackle in the country and the 25th-ranked player in the nation. The Leesburg, Ga. native listed Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, and Southern California as his “Final 4” on Twitter in early January and took his three official visits to Alabama, Michigan, and Southern California. While the Bulldogs don’t necessarily have a need for defensive tackles in this class, picking up an elite player like Solomon would certainly be a huge addition.

Prediction: Alabama

Announcement Time: 9:45 am

Bryant is another defensive lineman the Bulldogs are pursuing. The 6’4, 226-lb weak side defensive end from Cordele, Ga. is ranked 14th for his position and the No. 18 player in the state of Georgia. He took his official visits to Auburn, LSU, Georgia, and Alabama and announced that his three finalists are Georgia, Auburn, and LSU.  Defensive end is a huge need for the Bulldogs as they currently only have three players at the position on their roster, which means that Bryant would be a huge addition for Georgia.

Prediction: Georgia

Announcement Time: 11:30 am

Williams, who grew up in the Athens-area before moving to Gwinnett County, is also a key prospect the Bulldogs are hoping to get. The four-star cornerback from Grayson High School (Loganville, Ga.) is the 8th-ranked cornerback in the country and 75th-ranked player in the nation. While Williams took official visits to Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, most believe his decision is down to Georgia and South Carolina. Although Williams has been committed to the Gamecocks since August, it is believed that the Bulldogs have a solid chance at signing him. While Williams is a little undersized (5’9, 170-lb), his ball skills and playmaking ability make up for it.

Prediction: Georgia

Announcement Time: 9:00 am

With rising sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason displaying his talents in his freshman season, many of the top receivers in the nation have considered Georgia. Collins is one of them, ranked as the 23rd best receiver in the country. The Pinson, Ala. native stated that his final four is Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Alabama. The 6’5, 195-lb four-star recruit took his official visits to Georgia, LSU, and Michigan. Adding a receiver with the size that Collins possesses would be huge for the Bulldogs, as he is bigger than any receiver on Georgia’s roster.

Prediction: Michigan

Announcement Time: 2:30 pm

There are several other recruits that will be considering the Bulldogs on signing day, but the four players discussed above are the main ones that Georgia fans are anxious about. If second year head coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs can hold on to their No. 3 ranking in the 247Sports Composite ranking, it would be their highest ranked class since 2006. The Bulldogs pulled in the No. 3 recruiting class that year as well, hauling in many Bulldog greats including Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno. If this class is anywhere near as productive on the field as the 2006 class, Georgia fans will be in for a treat the next four years.

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