The state of Georgia produced some of the best receivers and athletes in the country for the 2016 recruiting class. Mecole Hardman, Demetris Robertson, Charlie Woerner, Kyle Davis, and Marquez Callaway all have the chance to make an early impact as freshman this upcoming season. The 2017 class, although very talented, is much weaker than last years class. However, there are plenty of impact players as well as some players who are still picking up major offers.
Trey Blount from Pace Academy (GA) is scouts top ranked receiver in Georgia for the 2017 class. Blount has good size, speed, versatility, and playmaking ability. Blount recently took a visit to Georgia and the Bulldogs are high on Blount's list. Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee are a few schools who are recruiting Blount hard at the moment along with Georgia.
Braylon Sanders is another highly touted receiver in this class. Sanders is a former teammate of current Georgia reciever Terry Godwin, and is a smiliar player as well. Sanders doesn't have quite the explosiveness and speed that Godwin has, but the 6-foot-0 170-pound pass catcher has good body control and above average hands. Look for the Callaway (GA) star to receive more and more offers in the coming months. Georgia is in a good spot here.
Shawn Smith is a three-star receiver from Brunswick who is arguably one of the faster players in the country. The 5-foot-11 173-pound Smith has good burst, strong leaping ability, and the ability to consistently get behind the defender. Smith enjoyed his recent visit to Georgia earlier this month, and is a teammate of Georgia offensive line target D'ante Demery.
Lowndes' receiver Xavier Jenkins is one of the taller receivers in the state, and is a current Georgia Bulldog commit. The 6-foot-4 189-pound Jenkins looks the part physically, and was impressive all week during the Elite Junior classic practices back in December. Look for Georgia head coach Kirby Smart to look for more receivers with size like Jenkins. Georgia needs a big physical presence at receiver, especially in the red zone. The Bulldogs current reciever might lack a little size, but the trend forward looks like Georgia wants to get bigger at reciever.
North Paulding's Chad Terrell is a name to know as well. He doesn't have many offers just yet, but he will shortly. He has good hands, good size, and one of his coaches told me last summer he has the potential to be better than former North Paulding and Georgia receiver Chris Conley. Terrell visited Georgia recently, but did not come away with an offer. It would not surprise me to see him earn one down the road.
Newton's Jeremiah Holloman (former Michigan committ), Mays' Corey Reed, and Thomson's Trey Parker are more sleeper prospects who have the potential to earn SEC offers down the road in the 2017 class.