DeAngelo Gibbs (photo by Chad Simmons)

Gibbs Commits; No. 1 Class Still Possible

Georgia pulled within striking distance of having its first No. 1 recruiting class in school history on Sunday. DeAngelo Gibbs, considered the No. 13 overall prospect in the class of 2017, picked Georgia over Alabama. He is expected to enroll at UGA later this week.

The Bulldogs, Tide, Ohio State and Michigan are ranked in the top five in team recruiting rankings. Alabama has a substantial lead on all its competitors, but the Tide can only add a few more players to their class, the Bulldogs and Buckeyes still have several spots to fill, and will surge in the rankings as a result. Catching the Tide might be too tough a task, however. 

As of Sunday night, UGA was ranked No. 2 by Scout behind Alabama. Michigan, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five. Recruiting rankings move substantially this time of year, but UGA seems on track for at least a top-five recruiting class.  

Gibbs makes the 9th Top 100 prospect to pick the Bulldogs this recruiting cycle. That’s the most in school history. In addition, 18 of the Bulldogs’ 21 players are considered Scout 300 players - meaning one of the top 300 players in the country.

That’s the highest percentage of Scout 300 players (86%) in a class the Bulldogs have ever recruited. During his time in Athens, Kirby Smart has signed or had committed 44 players; 35 of those players are considered Scout 300 prospects. That’s 80% of the Bulldogs’ prospects being ranked as one of the top 300 prospects in the country. Mark Richt’s classes hovered around 51% during his tenure in Athens. 

UGA can still add more Scout 300 players from Georgia. In-state prospects Aubrey Solomon, Tray Bishop, Markaviest Bryant and Leonard Warner are still being pursued by Smart and company.


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