Dawgs Could Sign 8 in Scout Top 100

ATHENS - Georgia could sign eight players in the Scout 100, which would be a record for the school.

The Bulldogs already have six players committed in the top 100, but will have to persuade Van Jefferson (No. 100 overall) to stick with his commitment and convince Roquan Smith (No. 62 overall) and Donte Jackson (No. 28 overall) to pick the Bulldogs over SEC rivals.

Five-star Westover DL Trenton Thompson is considered the No. 2 overall prospect in the country by Scout. Georgia signing him on Feb. 4 would signify the highest-ranked prospect to pick the Bulldogs ever in Scout’s rankings. The previous high was five-star Carver RB Isaiah Crowell (No. 5 overall in 2011).

Only nine programs have signed eight or more players in any given year in the Scout 100 - USC (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003), Ohio State (2014, 2013, 2011, 2008), Alabama (2015, 2014, 2013), Florida State (2012, 2011, 2005), Texas (2011, 2010, 2002), Florida (2010, 2007, 2003), LSU (2009), Oklahoma (2008) and Miami (2004).

Georgia has had two classes which came close to signing eight Scout Top 100 players.

Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno highlighted Georgia’s fourth-ranked class in 2006. That year the Bulldogs signed seven Scout Top 100 players. That class wound up with eight players drafted in the NFL Draft.

Georgia’s 2009 class, which featured Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger and Orson Charles, wound up with five players drafted in the NFL Draft, also had seven players in Scout’s Top 100.

Georgia prospects in the Scout Top 100

Trenton Thompson (No. 2)

Donte Jackson (No. 28)

Terry Godwin (No. 31)

Roquan Smith (No. 62)

D’Andre Walker (No. 79)

Darius Slayton (No. 86)

Jonathon Ledbetter (No. 91)

Van Jefferson (No. 100)

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