Dawg Post Recruiting Update

The Georgia Bulldogs have done an excellent job recruiting top players in the 2017 class so far, especially with recruits in their own state. While the class is filling up, many believe there are multiple silent commitments still out there, meaning the class is filling up faster than people realize. That could be the case, but today we focus on some of the best in-state players that currently don't hold Georgia offers. Here are three prospects who might hold Georgia offers by February.

Jalen Holston, Running Back, Stockbridge (GA):

One of my favorite players in the state of Georgia for the 2017 class is Holston.  The three-star back from Stockbrige (GA) had a breakout junior year where he rushed for 1,403 yards and 17 touchdowns.  At 5-foot-11 202-pounds, he is a well built back, but he seems bigger in person.  He is a tough runner who is tough to bring down, with deceptive speed as well.  Holston was very impressive last winter at the Elite Junior Classic, showing that he was the top back competing in the game from the 2017 class.

The Bulldogs need to sign two special backs in this 2017 class, and while there are a couple of guys higher on there board at this time, Holston is a guy who could get a closer look if they miss on other backs.  He won't excite the fans as much as signing D'Andre Swift or Cam Akers at the moment, but Holston is a good back who currently has offers from Florida, Mississippi State, Missouri, and West Virginia.  If more offers go out to running backs in this class, Holston should be very much in the conversation.

Caleb Chandler, Offensive line, Jefferson (GA):

Of the guys on this list, Chandler might be the one who has the best chance of getting an offer.  The four-star lineman has good size at 6-foot-5 302-pounds, and lives right down the road from Athens.  The Bulldogs currently have two guards committed in Netori Johnson and Justin Shaffer, but it would not surprise me if they offered one more.  It looks like Georgia's main targets at tackle are D'Antne Demery from Brunswick and Andrew Thomas from Atlanta, so if an offer gets extended to Chandler it might be at guard, although many believe he will play tackle at the next level.  

Chandler currently holds offers from Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State, and Colorado State.  He is a recruit to know on the offensive line moving forward.

Drew Jordan, Defensive End, North Gwinnett (GA):

A player who has really opened some eyes this spring is Drew Jordan.  The three-star lineman is just under 6-foot-2, and is a lean 236 pounds.  What he lacks in size though, he makes up for in speed.  Jordan beat three of the top ranked offensive tackle prospects in the state during the 1 on 1 sessions at the Atlanta Opening.  He won those reps with his quick hands and the ability to get inside leverage while maintaining his balance.  He has a good motor, and has the size needed to play linebacker at the next level as well.

The Bulldogs are in good shape with targets Markaviest Bryant and Malik Herring, and are fighting off multiple programs for top-ranked Robert Beal. Lanier's Michael Allen and Stephenson's Aaron Sterling both hold Georgia offers, but Jordan could possibly be next on the board, especially after an impressive spring.


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