Kirby Smart took Georgia to the national championship game and has followed up with the nation’s top recruiting class.
National Signing Day has arrived, so here’s a look at every player heading to Athens – both those making their decisions official Wednesday as well as those who joined Georgia during the new early signing period in December.
Recruiting editor Ryan Green on the class
Coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs hit an absolute grand slam on the recruiting trail, signing seven five-star prospects. Smart has proven in a short amount of time that he is a relentless recruiter. The class is headlined by five-star QB Justin Fields, and I also love what Georgia accomplished on the offensive line. Five-star OT Cade Mays and five-star G Jamaree Salyer headline the best o-line class in the country. Five-star DE Brenton Cox, five-star LB Adam Anderson and five-star CB Tyson Campbell lead a defensive class full of impact players who should contribute right away. Georgia’s class is unquestionably the best in the nation, giving Bulldogs fans a lot to look forward to in the years to come. Grade: Grade A+
WR Tommy Bush: Bush (6 feet 5, 191 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens, in the San Antonio suburbs. He seemed more likely to choose Baylor, Michigan State or Ole Miss, but instead was a National Signing Day decision for the Bulldogs. He made his official visit to Georgia on December 15.
CB Tyson Campbell: Campbell (6-2, 180 pounds) is a five-star prospect from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage, one of the nation’s top two corners alongside high school teammate Patrick Surtain Jr. He was considered a Bulldogs lean, and chose the Bulldogs over Alabama and Miami on National Signing Day in another huge pickup for Smart and Georgia. Campbell’s signing gave Georgia seven five-star prospects in ESPN’s rankings, the most in one class since ESPN began recruiting rankings in 2010.
DT Jordan Davis: Davis (6-6, 330 pounds) is a three-star prospect from Charlotte Mallard Creek. A giant tackle with the size to stuff the running game, he committed to Georgia in November.
OLB Otis Reese: Reese (6-4, 206) is a four-star prospect from Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County, ranked as one of the top 10 outside linebackers in the country. He had been committed to Michigan since June 2016, but Smart persuaded him to sign with the Bulldogs in yet another elite signing day addition.
OLB Quay Walker: Walker (6-4, 236 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County, the same school that produced Auburn defensive end Markaviest “Big Cat” Bryant last year. He’s ranked among the top-35 prospects in the country, and he flipped to the Bulldogs on signing day after being committed to Alabama since June. It was another coup for Smart — as if he needed another. His signing cemented Georgia’s No. 1 class ranking.
OLB Adam Anderson: Anderson (6 feet 5, 225 pounds) is a five-star prospect from Rome (Ga.) High who is considered the nation’s top outside ‘backer and a top-20 prospect overall. He committed to Georgia in October, giving the Bulldogs continued momentum on the recruiting trail that never really has waned.
K/P Jake Camarda: Camarda (6-2, 180 pounds) is a three-star recruit from Norcross (Ga.) High, in the Atlanta suburbs. He is considered one of the top-three kickers nationally and also can punt.
OT Owen Condon: Condon (6-7, 315 pounds) is a three-star prospect from Oklahoma City Bishop McGuinness. He pledged to the Bulldogs in June.
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