4-star Archer OL E.J. Price
Why it matters: Price had been committed to the Bulldogs until he backed off after he visited Athens for the Mark Richt Camp in middle June. Georgia needs offensive tackles, and Price is one of the best in the country.
4-star Savannah Christian ATH Demetris Robertson
Why it matters: Robertson is arguably the top overall athlete in America. He had been committed to Alabama, but after de-committing from the Tide, the Bulldogs are a heavy favorite. At this point Robertson is a must get for Georgia.
5-star Elbert County ATH Mecole Hardman
Why it matters: Hardman is one of the fastest players to line up for a camp at Georgia in perhaps the entire time Richt has been head coach. Considered a Georgia lean, losing him to another school like Tennessee would be catastrophic.
4-star Oconee County LB Jaleel Laguins
Why it matters: Near the top of the Bulldogs’ board, Laguins is local and considered a Georgia lean. He showed up to watch one of the Mark Richt Camps in June and got tons of love from coaches. Laguins is an exceptional athlete.
5-star Lanier DL Derrick Brown
Why it matters: Brown is one of the top overall players in the country. Georgia is considered a slight favorite for him, but Brown is no slam dunk for the Bulldogs. That Brown is returning to Athens for his third time since April shows that he’s interested.
John Curtis Christian (LA) OL Willie Allen
Why it matters: Word is that Allen is very much sought after by Georgia’s OL coach Rob Sale. That E.J. Price de-committed last months makes Georgia’s pursuit of Allen even more important. It seems like a reach to think that Allen would pick the Dawgs, but getting him on campus is the first step to successful recruiting.
4-star Woodward RB Elijah Holyfield
Why it matters: Holyfield went from not being pursued by the Bulldogs much (if at all), to being their top in-state RB target. Holyfield visited Georgia during a Mark Richt Camp in June and was seen with RB coach Thomas Brown most of that time.
4-star Rabun County ATH Charlie Woerner
Why it matters: Woerner is one of the most deadly receiving weapons around the end zone in this year’s class. He rarely drops balls. He had John Lilly’s eyes on him the entire time he played during the Mark Richt Camp in June. Woerner doesn’t come out of his shell much - if he shows up to Athens that’s a good sign for the Bulldogs.
4-star American Heritage (FL) DE Brian Burns
Why it matters: Burns recently said that Georgia was “coming hard” for him in recruiting. A “speedy edge rusher who really explodes off the line of scrimmage” Burns plays at one of the top talent schools in Florida - American Heritage.
4-star Coconut Creek (FL) WR Binjimen Victor
Why it matters: Georgia needs receivers. That’s something the Bulldogs have struggled with for a long time. Victor is on the Bulldogs’ radar for sure. He’s considered the No. 35 overall player in the country by Scout. From Chad Simmons: “He has what you look for in that No. 1 wideout on the outside - size, speed, hands and big-play ability.”
5-star Peachtree Ridge ATH DeAngelo Gibbs
Why it matters: Gibbs is one of the top players in the state right now regardless of class. Getting him to Athens for Dawg Night is a big deal. Georgia will have to fight to keep him in state as the entire country will offer him.
4-star Westlake OLB Jaden Hunter
Why it matters: Hunter, considered an Alabama lean, will visit Georgia for the first time this year that we know of. Hunter’s father and mother both played for Georgia. But Hunter has connected with Alabama DC Kirby Smart in a way that gives the Tide the edge for now.