Georgia is tied for the SEC lead with four commitments in 247Sports’ initial list of the Top247 prospects for 2019. LSU and Florida also have four.
Defensive end Nolan Smith, from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, is the highest-ranked SEC commitment at No. 4 overall. Smith also ranks as the No. 2 overall weakside defensive end (behind top prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux) and the No. 1 player from the state of Florida. Wide receiver Jadon Haselwood of Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove is the No. 6 overall prospect and the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver. Defensive tackle Rashad Cheney of Atlanta Washington ranks as the No. 148 overall prospect and offensive tackle Luke Griffin of Chatsworth (Ga.) North Murray is the No. 213 overall prospect.
The Bulldogs also have numerous recruiting targets currently ranked in the Top247, including five-star outside linebacker Owen Pappoe of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson (No. 3 overall) and five-star wide receiver Jashawn Sheffield of Saint Simons Island (Ga.) Frederica Academy (No. 24).
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