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Early Signing Day: Projected Georgia football recruiting 2020 signees, commitments, live updates

Connor Riley

The Early Signing Period gets underway on Wednesday, which is the first day 2020 commitments can sign their letters of intent and officially become members of the 2020 recruiting class. The Bulldogs have added a third commitment today, as 3-star offensive lineman Austin Blaske. And 5-star athlete Darnell Washington had a very interesting tweet at the end of the day.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart has spoken with the media and addressed a number of questions.

Georgia enters the day with the nation’s No. 6 recruiting class and 16 public commitments. At least two of those won’t sign, as 5-star offensive tackle Broderick Jones and 4-star center Sedrick Van Pran will wait until February. Georgia is expected to sign around 23 prospects for this recruiting cycle.

The Bulldogs are expected to add a number of commitments on Wednesday as a number of top targets will announce their decisions.

Below you will find live updates on Georgia’s recruiting class including commitments, signees and live updates.

Early Signing Day Georgia football recruiting live updates

And Jermaine Burton’s letter of intent is now in and he’s officially a member of the class. Interestingly enough, 5-star defensive end Jordan Burch has not sent his letter of intent in, though he did tweet out a commitment video of him picking the Gamecock.

Well this is a cryptic tweet from Darnell Washington. A day after saying he was not going to sign a letter of intent, Washington sent out a tweet that seemed to indicate he was going to sign today. Washington is the No. 11 prospect in the country and perhaps Georgia’s top remaining target. He is set to possibly announce on Jan. 2 at the Under Armour All-American game.

Blaske is the third commitment of the day and second flip. He flipped from NC State. Blaske comes from South Effingham High School in Guyton, Ga.He is Georgia’s sixth offensive line commit in the class.  Jermaine Burton has not yet turned in his letter of intent yet.The Blaske addition puts Georgia ahead of LSU in the 2020 team rankings, moving hte Bulldogs to No. 4.

Kirby Smart has met with reporters. Among the talking points he had: He said he did contact Mike Bobo but did not speak with him about any openings on the Georgia staff. Smart said any staff changes will come after the Sugar Bowl. Smart also did not confirm a report about Ben Cleveland possibly being academically ineligible for the Sugar Bowl.

Eric Reed, a 4-star defensive back, will be going to Auburn. He took an official visit last weekend to Athens and is a. 4-star safety. He is a former Ole Miss commit.

Georgia has flipped Jermaine Burton from LSU. He is the No. 52 prospect in the country. He joins Marcus Rosemy, Arian Smith and Justin Robinson in the class. He was an LSU commit. The Bulldogs have the No. 5 class in the country and 18 commitments. After the LSU game, Kirby Smart said Georgia had to get better at wide receiver. The Bulldogs have certainly done that.

Burch ended up picking the hometown team in the South Carolina Gamecocks. Last year the Gamecocks were able to keep home 5-star defensive end Zacch Pickens, making it the second-straight year the Gamecocks have landed a 5-star defensive end. South Carolina also hired Mike Bobo as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Jordan Burch is set to announce his commitment live at 2:30 p.m. ET. You can watch his commitment live here.

Arian Smith is officially a Bulldog. He is a 4-tar wide receiver and a major addition to the class.

Appears that Kelee Ringo has signed his papers. He won’t be announcing his decision today, as that will have to wait until Jan. 4 at the All-American Bowl. Georgia is one of his finalists along with Oregon.

Georgia has its first commitment of the day in 4-star wide receiver Arian Smith. He is the No. 72 prospect in the country and will bring a ton of speed to the Georgia offense. He picked the Bulldogs over Alabama. He will enroll at Georgia over the summer and comes from Lakeland, Fla. The addition of Smith moves Georgia to the No. 5 ranking in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Four-star quarterback C.J. Stroud has made his announcement and it is the Ohio State Buckeyes. Georgia had made a late push for his services but couldn’t keep him from the Buckeyes. This means Carson Beck will be Georgia’s only quarterback in the 2020 class. Arian Smith, a 4-star wide receiver out of Lakeland, Fla., is set to announce his commitment at 1 p.m.

I know some had been holding out hope of a flip, but 5-star tight end Arik Gilbert is officially an LSU Tiger.

Running back EJ Smith committed to Stanford. Georgia was a hat on the table but at this point it looks like Milton will be the only running back in Georgia’s class.

Georgia wide receiver target Marcus Flemming commits to Nebraska. He had been mentioned as a target, though he is lower rated than both Arian Smith and Jermaine Burton, who both will announce their decisions later today.

Georgia has announced the signing of Kendall Milton, a 4-star running back who is the No. 37 prospect in the country. He comes all the way from Clovis, Calif. He will have an opportunity to make an early impact at Georgia. His signature also means that all the Georgia commits coming into the day that were expected to sign have.

Georgia announced that kicker Jared Zirkel has signed with the program. He is still expecting to blue-shirt, meaning he will count towards the 2021 scholarship class as opposed to the 2020 class. He will be a possible replacement for Rodrigo Blankenship

Georgia has the signature of 4-star offensive tackle Tate Ratledge. He will be the highest-rated offensive lineman Georgia will sign today, as 5-star offensive tackle Broderick Jones will not be signing until February.

Watch today’s DawgNation Daily with DawgNation recruiting reporter Jeff Sentell live in studio providing updates.

Jalen Carter is now officially a member of Georgia’s 2020 recruiting class. He is the No. 53 player in the class and a sneaky important player for the Bulldogs, given Georgia is set to lose four defensive linemen to graduation. Carter picked the Bulldogs over Clemson and Alabama.

Georgia has its second wide receiver signee in Marcus Rosemy. He is the nation’s No. 41 overall recruit and the top wide receiver commitment Georgia has in its class. He hails from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Georgia has its first wide receiver signee on board, as Justin Robinson is officially a Bulldog. He is a 4-star prospect out of McDonough, Ga. Like Beck, he will be practicing with the team prior to the Sugar Bowl. Georgia is also expected to land Marcus Rosemy’s signature today. Arian Smith and Jermaine Burton are also expected to make their commitments today.

Via Jeff Sentell, 3-star linebacker prospect Kobe Wilson will be announcing his decision between Georgia and Temple at noon. Wilson is an early enrollee and hails from Lilburn, Ga. he played for Parkview High School.

Georgia now has its second Texan in the class, as 4-star offensive tackle Chad Lindberg has joined the class. Lindberg re-upped his commitment with Georgia on Tuesday night, much like how Tate Ratledge had done so earlier in the class.

The Bulldogs latest two signees both will play at the defensive back position, as 4-star cornerback Jalen Kimber is now a part of the class. Kimber hails from Texas and projects as a cornerback. He  will enroll in January as well.

Georgia has its first defensive back signee of the day, as 4-star safety Major Burns joins the class. Burns is a former LSU commit and pledged his services to Georgia on Tuesday. Burns will enroll in January.

Georgia’s quarterback commitment for the 2020 class has signed, as Carson Beck is now officially a Bulldog. He is a 4-star prospect from Jacksonville, Fla. Beck will also begin practicing with Georgia in the run-up to the Bulldogs bowl game against Baylor.

Warren Brinson is the next player to officially join the class. Brinson originally committed to Georgia in November of 2018 but then backed off his pledge. He then recommitted to Georgia in June, just a day after naming the Florida Gators as his leader. He will enroll in January

Georgia has its first offensive signee in the class, as 3-star offensive tackle Devin Willock signed with the class. He was the first commit to join the program after Matt Luke took over for Sam Pittman. Willock is a 3-star prospect from New Jersey.

The first commit in Georgia’s 2020 class was 4-star defensive tackle Nazir Stackhouse. He committed to the Bulldogs before their win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. And he is now a member of the 2020 signing class.

To get things started,  5-star linebacker Mekhail Sherman signed his letter of intent.

Sherman committed to Georgia in May. He comes to Georgia via Washington D.C. and is the nation’s No. 18 recruit. He will arrive this May.

Georgia football recruiting 2020 targets and announcement times:

  • C.J. Stroud/4-star QB — Stroud announced his commitment to Ohio State.
  • Jordan Burch 5-star SDE — Burch announced his commitment to South Carolina.
  • Eric Reed Jr./4-star S  —  Reed committed to Auburn
  • Marcus Fleming/4-star WR (Undecided) Northwestern HS/Miami — Flemming committed to Nebraska.
  • Darnell Washington/5-star ATH (Undecided) — Jan. 2. Desert Pines/Las Vegas  — Nation’s No. 1 ATH and No. 10 overall prospect. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds.  Schools considering: Florida, Georgia, Miami, Tennessee NOTE: The update for Tuesday afternoon is that Washington will no longer sign during the early period. He is set to commit on Jan. 2 but it is not yet known if he will now do so during the Under Armour All-American game.
  • Dontae Manning/4-star CB (Undecided)Jan. 2. Raytown High School/Kansas City, Mo. — Nation’s No. 6 CB and No. 76 overall prospect. Listed at 6-foot and 185 pounds. Schools considering: Arizona State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&MManning is set to announce his commitment on Jan. 2 at the Under Armour All-American game.
  • Kelee Ringo/5-star CB/(Undecided) — Jan. 4 Saguaro High School/Scottsdale, Ariz. — Nation’s No. 1 CB and No. 8 overall prospect. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. Schools considering: Georgia, Oregon and Texas. Ringo is set to announce his commitment at the All-American Bowl on Jan. 4.

Georgia football recruiting 2020 signees

Georgia football recruiting 2020 commitments:

These players are the ones who are committed to Georgia but have not yet signed. Wednesday is the first day that they can sign and officially join the Georgia football team.

  • Broderick Jones/5-star OT/Lithonia/Lithonia, Ga.– Rates as the nation’s No. 2 OT prospect and as the nation’s No. 19 overall recruit on the 247Sports Composite ratings. Auburn and Georgia are currently the teams to consider here. He will not be signing on Wednesday DawgNation’s latest Broderick Jones update should provide some clarity on his current thinking. 
  • Sedrick Van Pran-Granger/4-star OC/Warren Easton HS/New Orleans, La.– The nation’s No. 3 center will not be signing on Wednesday as he is set to sign with his Warren Easton teammates on Feb. 5 even before the transition with Sam Pittman to Arkansas. Rates as the No. 114 prospect in the country.

 

Georgia football 2020 recruiting position breakdown

  • QB: 1
  • RB: 1
  • WR: 4
  • TE: 0
  • OL: 6
  • DL: 3
  • LB: 1
  • DB: 2
  • K/P: 1

Georgia football 2020 commits geographic breakdown

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

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