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Broderick Jones is set to sign with Georgia on Saturday.

National Signing Day: Georgia football live updates, 2020 signees, commitments

The Georgia Bulldogs can wrap up their 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday as a part of National Signing Day. This is when committed prospects can sign with schools after some have done so during the Early Signing Period back in December.

Georgia begins the day with the No. 1 recruiting class and some of its top targets are expected to formally sign with the program. The Bulldogs now have 25 signees and the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. This is the second time in three years the Bulldogs have landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.

Below you can find live updates a list of Georgia football signees and commitments as well as Georgia football 2020 recruiting class breakdown.

Georgia football 2020 National Signing Day live updates

1:30 p.m.: A quick note on some Georgia targets who ended up going elsewhere. 5-star defensive end Jordan Burch ended up signing with  South Carolina. That’s huge for Muschamp to end up keeping the top player in the state.

Four-star defensive back Avantae Williams ended up committing to Miami as opposed to Florida, where many thought he would end up.

Georgia finishes with the No. 1 class, Alabama at No. 2 and Clemson at No. 3. Florida is the highest ranked SEC East team, as the Gators and Dan Mullen came in at at No. 8. Tennessee finished with the No. 15 class.

12:45 p.m.: Kirby Smart has met with he media. Had a lot of interesting things to say.

On Broderick Jones and the importance of landing him: “Well it was a lot more important a year ago to sign Xavier Truss. It was a lot more important a year ago to sign Warren McClendon because when you have Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson, you understand that there’s an opportunity for these guys to leave. I’m not a big believer that the next guy is just going to walk in and play for Andrew Thomas and Isaiah. You have to plan things a year out. Really, we’re looking at this like, these guys are going to have to be able to play possibly next year but, really, the next year and the same thing at defensive back. We’ve got a lot of defensive backs coming back this season. We’ve got a lot of them over there, some good football players. But we’re a year away from what could look like the o-line because we’ve got some potential guys to come out.

So what are you doing to develop the ones you’re signing now is my concern. It’d be foolish of me to sit here and think that two of these tackles we just signed are going to walk in here and play. You guys will print that but I’m also a realist that that’s probably not going to happen. Based on the history of the SEC, you do the study on how many freshmen offensive tackles have played. That’s tough to find. It’s hard to do. If they’re athletic and they’re the best guys or we have injuries, those guys will provide us great depth and I certainly think a lot of these guys we just signed are talented enough to come in and help us but they’re not mid-year guys and they’ll have to come in and compete for it.

On the importance of recruiting high character guys and how that factors into recruitment: More every year. It should never be the only thing, but it’s definitely the most important thing. The older I get, the more wiser I get, the more you realize that chasing guys who don’t believe in the same principles and values of your university and of your program, they’re just not worth it. There’s too much time spent on guys and you’re having to chase them around, it’s just not worth it. Take the guys that want to be there, play with the guys that want to be there, No. 1 you’ll enjoy your job day to day, your staff will enjoy it more and so will your other players. So it’s very important to us.

You can see his full press conference in the video below.

11:30 A.M: Sedrick Van Pran-Granger announced that he would be sticking with his commitment to Georgia. DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell breaks down him re-affirming his commitment.

11:15 A.M. : Georgia lands a 3-star defensive back in Daran Branch. The Bulldogs will now have 25 members in the 2020 signing class. Georgia also brought in graduate transfers in Jamie Newman and Tre Mckitty. He is a 3-star cornerback from Amite, La., and was an Ole Miss commit.

11:00 A.M. Broderick Jones is now an official member of Georgia’s class, as his signing was announced by Georgia.

10:35 A.M.: Broderick Jones has re-committed to Georgia. The Bulldogs will be keeping the No. 2 offensive tackle in the class. He is a 5-star offensive tackle and a big win for new offensive line coach Matt Luke.

10:30 A.M: 4-star defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson committed to Texas A&M, meaning Alabama at this point will not jump Georgia for the No. 1 class. Barring a surprise, which tends to happen on Signing Day, the Bulldogs should finish with the No. 1 class.

10:00 A.M.: 5-star offensive lineman Broderick Jones is set to announce his final decision at 10 a.m. DawgNation is streaming the announcement live. DJ Lundy, a 3-star linebacker and Georgia target, announced that he would be signing with Florida State.

9:30 A.M.: Georgia has officially signed 3-star wide receiver Ladd McConkey. He committed to Georgia over the weekend and is the fifth wide receiver to join the class. He comes from Chatsworth, Ga.

9:00 A.M.: Georgia has its first two signees of the day, as 4-star running back Daijun Edwards and 3-star offensive lineman Cameron Kinnie have officially joined the class. Georgia is now at 21 signees with three commitments still unsigned.

8:00 A.M: Georgia has its first commitment of the day in 3-star prospect Cameron Kinnie. Hd will play offensive line in college.  DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell provided further details on what Georgia is getting in the Collins Hill High School offensive lineman.

7:00 A.M.: The Georgia football account is already up early and tweeting at content this morning.

As for DawgNation, Brandon Adams will be live at 10 a.m., Jeff Sentell will be covering the Broderick Jones announcement and Mike Griffith and Connor Riley will be in Athens covering Kirby Smart’s press conference.

5:00 A.M: Georgia begins the day with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. But it might not end that way, as Alabama can potentially add to its class. The Crimson Tide enter the day as the No. 2 ranked team, ahead of Clemson at the No. 3.

Georgia enters the days with 19 signees already apart of the program. Georgia has players who are committed but not signed. They include 5-star offensive tackle Broderick Jones, 4-star center  Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, 4-star running back Daijun Edwards and 3-star wide receiver Ladd McConkey. All four players are expected to sign on Wednesday.

Related: Where every Georgia football 2020 commit and signee finished in final recruiting rankings

The Bulldogs could also add to their class, as a handful of players who list Georgia as a finalist will announce their decisions. Those players include 3-star defensive back Daran Branch and 3-star offensive lineman Cameron Kinnie.

Georgia football recruiting 2020 targets and announcement times:

  • Daran Branch: 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Sedrick Van Pran-Granger: 11 a.m. ET

Georgia football 2020 commitments

These are players who have publicly committed to Georgia but have not yet signed. All four are expected to sign with the Bulldogs on Wednesday.All 25 members of Georgia’s clas have signed with the program.

Georgia football 2020 recruiting targets

Georgia football 2020 signees

These are players who Georgia football has already signed as members of the 2020 recruiting class.

2020 Georgia football early enrollees

These are players who have already enrolled at Georgia and will be able to go through spring practices with the team. The 2020 G-Day game is set for April 18.

Georgia football 2020 signees and commits rankings in chart form

 Player  Composite ranking 247Sports ranking ESPN ranking Rivals ranking Position ranking
 Kelee Ringo No. 4 No. 7 No. 8 No. 7 CB/No. 1
 Broderick Jones* No. 11 No. 30 No. 9 No. 5 OT/No. 2
 Jalen Carter No. 18 No. 9 No. 12 No. 49 DT/No. 4
 Darnell Washington No. 23 No. 34 No. 19 No. 32 ATH/No. 2
 Mekhail Sherman No. 32 No. 74 No. 18 No. 39 OLB/No. 2
 Tate Ratledge  No. 37 No. 62 No. 74 No. 12 OT/No. 3
 Kendall Milton* No. 53 No. 88 No. 93 No. 29 RB/No. 7
Marcus Rosemy No. 54 No. 91 No. 45 No. 71 WR/No. 8
Arian Smith  No. 58 No. 42 No. 25 No. 147 WR/No. 9
Sedrick Van Pran-Granger** No. 59 No. 76 No. 68 No. 83 C/No. 1
Jermaine Burton No. 81 No. 57 No. 99 No. 126 WR/No. 15
Jalen Kimber* No. 104 No. 70 No. 84 No. 209 CB/No. 8
Chad Lindberg No. 140 No. 377 No. 57 No.. 178 OT/No. 13
Major Burns* No. 180 No. 240 No. 79 UR S/No. 7
Nazir Stackhouse No. 247 No. 338 No. 242 No. 225 DT/No. 27
Carson Beck* No. 248 No. 233 No. 234 UR Pro-QB/No. 9
Daijun Edwards** No. 271 No. 501 UR No. 135 RB/No. 21
Justin Robinson* No. 296 No. 270 UR UR WR/No. 48
Warren Brinson* No. 308 No. 359 UR No. 235 DT/No. 31
Austin Blaske No. 359 No. 356 UR UR OT/No. 40
Devin Willock No. 905 No. 736 UR UR OT/No. 68
Ladd McConkey No. 1159 No. 1290 UR UR WR/No. 167
Jared Zirkel UR UR UR UR K/No. 5

 

Georgia football 2020 recruiting position breakdown

  • QB: 1
  • RB: 2
  • WR: 5
  • TE: 1
  • OL: 7
  • DL: 3
  • LB: 1
  • DB: 3
  • K/P: 1

Georgia football 2020 commits geographic breakdown

  • Georgia: 8
  • Florida: 5
  • Texas: 3
  • Louisiana: 2
  • California: 2
  • Washington D.C.: 1
  • New Jersey 1
  • Arizona 1
  • Nevada 1

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