After a number of high-profile misses on the recruiting trail in recent weeks, Georgia fans have been searching for good news on the recruiting trail. And they got it on Wednesday in the form of a commitment from 4-star commitment Jamon Dumas-Johnson.
Dumas-Johnson projects as an inside linebacker at the next level and is listed at 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds. He is the third linebacker commitment in Georgia’s class, joining 4-star prospect Elijah Jeudy and 4-star prospect Chaz Chambliss, who will both play outside linebacker at the college level.
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Both inside and outside linebacker are major positions of need for Georgia, as the Bulldogs signed only one linebacker, Mekhail Sherman, in the 2020 recruiting cycle.
Unlike so many of Georgia’s now 10 commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle, Dumas-Johnson is an out of state commitment. He comes from Baltimore, Md., and plays for powerhouse program St. Frances Academy. Some of Dumas-Johnson’s recent teammates have gone to the likes of Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Tennesee and Florida.
Dumas-Johnson rates as the No. 214 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle using the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s the No. 11 ranked player in the state of Maryland and the No. 14 ranked outside linebacker.
Georgia had not landed a commitment since May 30 when it picked up a commitment from 4-star offensive guard Dylan Fairchild. With the commitment of Dumas-Johnson, the Bulldogs now have the No. 16 ranked class in the country, one spot behind Oklahoma. But of the teams ranked ahead of Georgia, the Bulldogs have fewer commitments than all of them except Alabama, which also has 10. Only Ohio State, Clemson and Alabama have a higher-average ranked recruit than Georgia.
Dumas-Johnson received his offer from Georgia in January. Georgia has had limited visit opportunities this year, as the Bulldogs were on spring break when visits were briefly allowed in March prior to the re-institution of a dead period, which prohibits visits to schools and prospects. The dead period as of this writing is set to stretch until Aug. 31.
Georgia beat out the likes of Auburn, Tennessee, Florida and Maryland for Dumas-Johnson.
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Georgia has two seniors at the inside linebacker position in Monty Rice and Nate McBride. It also has juniors in Quay Walker and Channing Tindall. With Tae Crowder now a member of the New York Giants, Nakobe Dean is also expected to take on a bigger role at the position in 2020.
Even with the commitments of Jeudy, Chambliss and Dumas-Johnson, Georgia is not done yet at the linebacker position, either. Georgia is very much in the hunt for uncommitted prospects Smael Mondon and Xavian Sorey.
Mondon, a 5-star prospect from Dallas, Ga., is the No. 26 overall prospect in the country for the 2020 cycle. Georgia recently made Mondon’s top-5, which included Florida, LSU, Tennessee and Auburn. He had teased a June commitment but that clearly did not happen.
— Smael Mondon Jr (@SmaelJr) July 5, 2020
Sorey is a 4-star prospect and the No. 63 overall ranked prospect in the recruiting cycle. He recently transferred to IMG Academy, which makes him teammates with running back commit Lovasea Carroll. Carroll recently tweeted a video with Sorey, with the former saying the latter was “going to be a Dawg soon, just wait.”
— Lovasea Carroll (@LovaseaC) July 7, 2020
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