Five Commits Who'll Play Early

Georgia has 22 commitments right now, so how many will play as true freshmen next year? That will be determined next fall, but Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons names the five he sees as most-ready to play here...

More than five prospects that sign with Georgia in 2015 will play as true freshmen, but as of today, out of the 22 verbal commitments, which five are most-college ready?

Chris Carson | 6-1/210 | RB | El Dorado (KS) Butler C.C.


The Facts: Carson will arrive at Georgia after being at junior college for two years, so he will be physically and mentally ready to compete. Todd Gurley is likely in the NFL at the time he arrives and Carson will give the Dawgs another big, powerful back with versatility out of the backfield.

Terry Godwin | 5-11/165 | ATH | Hoganville (GA) Callaway

| No. 4 CB | No. 19 Overall

The Facts: Where do you want Godwin to play? You want him to play defense? OK, he will play next year. You want him to have the ball in his hands on offense? OK, he will play next year. Godwin is one of top prospects in America and he will play, and make an impact as a true freshman. His highest ceiling could be at corner, but he is most natural at wide receiver.

Van Jefferson | 6-2/172 | WR | Brentwood (TN) Ravenwood

| No. 25 WR | No. 178 Overall

The Facts: Arguably the best route runner in the 2015 class. His father (Shawn Jefferson) played the position in the NFL, now coaches it for the Tennessee Titans, and Van has benefited from that. He has great hands, very good flexibility, and he will see the field immediately. He is thin, so he needs to add weight, but he will play right away.

Devondre Seymour | 6-6/310 | OL


The Facts: Is now back home in Georgia working out and training to be ready for spring practice in Athens next year. Seymour has excellent feet, his body is developed close to two years out of high school, and he will be a guy who could help Georgia at right tackle immediately. Guard is also an option. Expect to see him on the field next fall.

Trenton Thompson | 6-3/298 | DT | Albany (GA) Westover

| No. 2 DT | No. 6 Overall

The Facts: Yes, Thompson is still raw in some areas, but physically, he is extremely strong, and when you combine that with his first step, that will get him on the field early. He has really improved from a year ago and he is having a very impressive senior campaign despite facing double and triple team blocks each week. Tracy Rocker will get him ready.

A few others could have made this list, and if it was a list of six, Jackson Harris would have been that guy. The tight end out of Tennessee is 6-5, 245 pounds, he is graduating early, he is a strong blocker, and he will be another one you hear about early.

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