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UGA Enters Final Week w/ No. 1 Class

ATHENS - Georgia enters the final full week of the 2017 recruiting calendar with the No. 1 class in the country.

This is the first time the Bulldogs have had the top-ranked class this late in the calendar, and there is a real possibility UGA could wind up with its first No. 1 class in school history. 

To do so, however, Georgia will have to hold off Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan in the final few days of the recruiting cycle. The Tide held the No. 1 spot until Saturday when a decommitment allowed UGA to hop the Tide into the first spot. 

Ohio State, with only 19 commitments as of Monday morning, has the clearest path to take UGA out, but the Buckeyes will have to secure not fewer than six commitments in the next eight says to do so. 

Meanwhile, Georgia can build up its class with a few more commitments of their own. Prospects like No. 180 Leonard Warner, No. 178 Nico Collins, No. 240 Ameer Speed, No. 86 Jamyest Williams, No. 149 Latavious Brini, Larrell Murchison and No. 149 Markaviest Bryant are still very much in play for the Bulldogs. 

Georgia is expected to sign around 26 or 27 recruits on Signing Day.

A commitment from two or three of those prospects would push push Georgia’s commitment list high enough that it might be possible the Bulldogs are not caught at the end of the day. Still, Georgia will have to hold on to the class it currently has. For instance, Devante Wyatt visited South Carolina over the weekend, and had been committed to the Gamecocks in the summer before flipping to UGA.

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