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Georgia and Kirby Smart will look to sign another elite recruiting class.

Early Signing Day: Georgia football recruiting 2021 signees, commitments, live updates

The Early Signing Period is officially here, as it is the first day that 2021 recruiting prospects can sign with respective schools. Below you can find information on the Georgia football 2021 recruiting class with regards to signees, commitments and live updates throughout the day.

As of 4 P.M., the Bulldogs 20 signees have turned in their papers and officially sign with the Georgia class. Georgia did not land 5-star defensive tackle Maason Smith, as he ended up signing with LSU.

DawgNation will have live broadcasts and coverage throughout the day, with the first update coming at 10 a.m. on the DawgNation Facebook, Youtube and Twitter pages.

Early Signing Day Georgia football recruiting live updates

6:00 p.m.: this will probably be the final update from here today. Georgia currently has the No. 3 recruiting class in the country. Should Georgia land Terrion Arnold in February, that should help them stay ahead of LSU for the No. 3 spot.

Georgia gained a prospect in Xavian Sorey Jr. and lost one today in De’Jahn Warren flipping to Jackson State. With Sorey, Georgia had 20 commitments on the day. All 20 of those players have signed. Of those 20, 16 will enroll early.

The Bulldogs landed 7 of the top 11 players in the state of Georgia, including three of the four 5-star prospects. The Bulldogs had to adjust without the ability to host recruits and it’s clear they did a great job of that.

Defensive back might still be the biggest position of concern depending on what Eric Stokes and Tyson Campbell decide to do. The same could be said at running back after Donovan Edwards picked Michigan. Should either Zamir White or James Cook come back, that miss stings a little less.

Georgia got more athletic at linebacker with Smael Mondon and Sorey. Don’t know if they’ll be ready to play day one but this Georgia defense still has a ton of playmakers.

A small offensive class than last year but you have your quarterback of the future in Brock Vandagriff, a couple of studs on the offensive line and a really talented tight end in Brock Bowers.

Elsehwere in the SEC, Alabama looks like they might finish with the No. 1 class, but Georgia will still have a higher-rated class than the likes of Florida and Tennessee. The Gators have the No. 8 class, while Tennessee sits at No. 15. If Georgia can beat out Florida for Arnold in February that helps a lot too.

Kirby Smart did touch on this at the beginning of his press conference but it’s a real bummer about the Vanderbilt game getting cancelled. This senior class had just three home guys this season. That’s 2020 in a nutshell for ya.

5:00 P.M.: Georgia coach Kirby Smart gave an interesting quote on quarterback Brock Vandagriff and what he brings to the program.

“When they start talking about where I want to go, I want to go win a championship.” Smart said. “At least that’s what the best quarterbacks want to do. And Brock, he never shied away from that. He wanted an opportunity to play close to home. He wanted an opportunity to play near his family. His Dad is a coach right here near town. His mom is a teacher. He’s got a sister who is a really good athlete. He wants to be able to play in front of them. I’m excited for what he can do. He’s been a leader for his program. He’s still in the playoffs. He’s been productive. We’re excited to see what he can bring to the University of Georgia.”

4:30 P.M.: DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell is chatting with a number of Georgia signees, including Chaz Chambliss, David Daniel and host of others. You can watch below in the Youtube video.

Georgia also learned that 5-star defensive tackle Maason Smith would indeed be signing with LSU. The Bulldogs recruited him hard but were unable to pull him out of the state of Louisiana.

That leaves Georgia with 20 signees on the day, and bumps them down to the No. 4 overall class in the country behind Alabama, Ohio State and LSU.

3:55 p.m.: Moments before Georgia coach Kirby Smart is set to speak, the Bulldogs get the last two Letters of Intent in from previously committed prospects as both 5-star prospects Smael Mondon and Amarius Mims are now Bulldogs.

Mims committed to Georgia back in October. He is the No. 1 overall player in the state of Georgia and the No. 7 player overall. He picked Georgia over Alabama and Tennessee.

Mondon committed in November. He is the No. 3 player in the state and the No. 29 overall player in the recruiting class. He is set to play at inside linebacker.


3 p.m.: Here is what is left for Georgia. The Bulldogs have signatures from 18 of the 20 commitments in the class. The only two players they are still waiting on are 5-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims and 5-star Smael Mondon. Both players are expected to sign with Georgia still.

Maason Smith, a 5-star defensive tackle, is set to make his announcement at 4:30 p.m. ET. He is the last major target on the day that will make his public decision. Georgia is battling LSU for his services. Should LSU land him, they would jump Georgia in the 247Sports Composite rankings, dropping Georgia to the No. 4 spot.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart is set to address the media at 4 p.m. He’ll likely talk about the cancelled game against Vanderbilt, the Jermaine Johnson news, as well as the Signing Class as a whole.

Also stay tuned to the DawgNation Facebook and Youtube pages as Jeff Sentell will have updates throughout the day.

2:30 p.m.: Non-recruiting nugget, but Georgia will have not have a game this weekend, as the school made an official announcement on the matter on Wednesday.

“While we conducted our due diligence in finding a replacement game, we were unable to make it happen,” UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity said.  “We now focus on our upcoming Bowl game.  We are also working on alternative ways to honor our senior class, who deserve the opportunity to be celebrated as one of the most prolific classes in University of Georgia history.”

Related: Georgia can’t find Senior Day opponent after Vanderbilt’s double opt-out

2:00 p.m.: Georgia landed its first commitment of the day as 5-star outside linebacker Xavian Sorey Jr. committed to Georgia. He is the No. 20 overall prospect in the class. and the fourth 5-star prospect.

Sorey Jr. spent the past year at IMG Academy and fill a major need for Georgia.

“They’re going to put me at inside and outside linebacker,” Sorey Jr. said. “Wherever they feel I’m best at.”

Georgia now has 20 commitments in the class.

Georgia did see one of its top targets go elsewhere as Donovan Edwards ended up picking Michigan. Georgia was a finalist for the 4-star running back.

Georgia did officially bring in 4-star Lovasea Carroll into the class shortly after missing on Edwards.

1:40 p.m: Georgia has its quarterback of the future in Brock Vandagriff. The 5-star quarterback. has officially joined the class.

Vandagriff is the No. 14 prospect in the class and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country. He has been an instrumental piece in building the class.

1 p.m.: The 1 p.m. hour got off to a great start for Georgia as its highest-rated defensive back commitment, Nyland Green signed with Georgia. He is the No. 69 ranked prospect in the class and the No. 5 cornerback in the class. He committed to Georgia last week, over the likes of Clemson and Tennessee.

Georgia is set to learn the decisions of some of its top targets on the day as 4-star running back Donovan Edwards and 5-star outside linebacker Xavian Sorey are set to announce their commitments. Edwards is the No. 44 overall prospect while Sorey comes in at No 20 overall in the class.

Edwards announces at 1:30 p.m. ET while Sorey goest at 1:45 p.m. ET

11:45 A.M: 3-star wide receiver Jimmy Horn Jr. commits to South Florida. Georgia offered the speedster late in the recruiting process, but the Bulldogs were unable to land his services.

11:30 A.M.: Georgia has its first de-commitment of the day as 4-star cornerback De’Jahn Warren flips his commitment from Georgia to Jackson State. He will now play for Deion Sanders.

Cornerback is a pretty big position of need for Georgia in this class given what they stand to lose off the 2020 team. Georgia already has Kamari Lassiter signed and holds a commitment from 4-star prospect Nyland Green as well.

Georgia did land its third pass catcher of the class shortly after losing Warren as Adonai Mitchell signed with the Bulldogs.

11:20 A.M.: 4-star defensive tackle Lee Hunter ends up sticking with his commitment to Auburn. There had been some late chatter that Georgia could enter the picture after Auburn parted ways with Gus Malzahn, but the No. 80 overall prospect will stick with the Tigers.

11:00 A.M.: Georgia has its first two skill player signee, as Jackson Meeks of Phenix City, Ala. and Brock Bowers of Napa, Calif., are now officially Georgia Bulldogs.

Meeks attended and starred at the same high school that the likes of EJ Williams and Justyn Ross of Clemson did. Bowers is the No. 3 ranked tight end in the class and the No. 103 overall prospect in the cycle. He was the top tight end target for Georgia in this recruiting cycle.

Shortly after Bowers and Meeks joined, Georgia also added Chaz Chambliss to the fold as he signed with Georgia. Chambliss will play outside linebacker for Georgia, filling a big need following the Jermaine Johnson news on Tuesday.

10 A.M.: DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell has the latest updates for you on what to watch for on today.

Georgia also has its third defensive back signee of the day, as Kamari Lassiter is now in the class. Georgia beat out the likes of Auburn for Lassiter’s signature. Lassiter played his high school football in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Bulldogs are still waiting on Nyland Green and De’Jahn Warren to submit their paperwork.

9 A.M., After a quiet first half of the day, Georgia saw seven players sign in the past hour with the latest signee being Jamon Dumas-Johnson out of Baltimore.

He fills a major need at the inside linebacker position and plays for one of the top high school programs in the country in St. Frances Academy. With Monty Rice off to the NFL, Dumas-Johnson helps fill a major need. He rates as the No. 190 player in the recruiting class.

Georgia also got signatures from all three of its defensive line commits, as Marlin Dean is now officially a Georgia Bulldog.

Dean spent this past year at IMG Academy but he is originally from Elberton, Ga., the same hometown as former Bulldog Mecole Hardman.

8:45 A.M.: Georgia has started to get some of its defensive backs to roll in on the board, as David Daniel has turned in his letter of intent.

Daniel was the longest-tenured commitment for the Georgia class, as he first pledged his services back in September of 2019. Daniel is the No. 92 overall player in the class and projects as a safety at the college level.

8:30 A.M.: Georgia has its first top-100 signee of the day as Micah Morris is in the boat. Morris is the No. 63 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class.

He projects as a guard at the next level. Morris played his high school football for Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga.

The Bulldogs didn’t have to wait much longer for their second top-100 signee, as West Forysth offensive guard Dylan Fairchild signed shortly after Morris.

Fairchild, in addition to his football skills, is also a state-champion wrestler. He is one of the few commits that will not be enrolling early at Georgia this year. Fairchild is the No. 97 overall prospect in the class and the No. 11 player from the state of Georgia.

Of Georgia’s five signees so far, three play on the offensive line and two on the defensive side of the ball.

At 8:40 A.M., the Bulldogs got their first commitment from a player that won’t play on the line of scrimmage, as Javon Bullard got his paperwork in.

Bullard is a 3-star defensive back from Milledgeville, Ga. Defensive back is one of the bigger positions of need for Georgia in this cycle, given the expected losses from the 2020 secondary.

8:15 A.M.: Bulldogs already have three signees in the boat, as Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins has sent in his paperwork. Ingram-Dawkins was a big riser in the latest recruiting rankings, with 247Sports listing him as the No. 20 overall prospect in the country.

Ingram-Dawkins is also the No. 1 ranked player in the state of South Carolina. The Bulldogs also have commitments from the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia in Amarius Mims.

8 A.M. Update: Georgia has its first signee of the day, as defensive lineman Jonathan Jefferson takes the honors. Jefferson is from Douglasville, Ga., and rates as the No. 149 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. He is one of three defensive linemen in the class, as Tyrion-Ingram Dawkins and Marlin Dean are expected to sign today as well.

Jefferson comes from some pretty strong bloodlines, as is his father was a heavyweight boxer that fought for the WBO title. Jefferson is expected to play defensive tackle.

Georgia also landed offensive lineman Jared Wilson shortly after the 8 a.m. window.

7 A.M. Update: DawgNation will have you covered throughout the day. DawgNation will have live streams at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.,  5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to wrap everything up.

The big names to know for the day are 5-star linebacker Xavian Sorey, 5-star defensive tackle Maason Smith 4-star running back Donovan Edwards. Edwards will announce first as Sorey pushed back his announcement to 1:45 p.m. ET.

Of Georgia’s commitments, the first to have their signing ceremony is 4-star offensive tackle Micah Morris. Quarterback Brock Vandagriff is signing at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The Bulldogs enter the day with the No. 3 overall class in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Landing some combination of Sorey, Smith and Edwards should be enough for Georgia to maintain that ranking. The Bulldogs will likely not be able to catch No. 1 Alabama or No. 2 Ohio State.

LSU sits at No. 4 and Clemson is No. 5 entering the day. Georgia has been known to close strong so expect some fireworks today.

Georgia football recruiting 2021 targets and announcement times:

  • Donovan Edwards/ 4-star running back/ West Bloomfield High School/ West Bloomfield, Mich.: Edwards committed to Michigan.
  • Maason Smith/ 5-star defensive tackle/ Terrebonne High School/Houma, La: Smith committed to LSU.
  • Korey Foreman /5-star defensive end/ Centennial High School/ Corona, Calif.: Will be deciding between Arizona State, Clemson, Georgia or USC. Will not reveal until Jan. 2. Recently took visits to Clemson along with USC and Arizona State.
  • Elijah Jeudy/4-star outside linebacker/ Northeast High School/ Philadelphia: Will be deciding between Georgia or Texas A&M. Like Foreman, he will not reveal until Jan. 2. Was a one-time UGA commit but de-committed.

Georgia football recruiting 2021 signees

*This will be updated as players sign.

  • Amarius Mims/5-star Offensive Tackle/Bleckley County High School/Cochran, Ga.: Georgia’s top offensive line prospect and one of the top offensive linemen in the class, as he’s the No. 7 overall player in the country. Georgia beat out the likes of Alabama and Tennessee to land his signature. Read about how Georgia landed the top player in the state of Georgia for the 2021 cycle.
  • Brock Vandagriff/5-star Quarterback/Prince Avenue Chrisitan Academy/Bogart, Ga.: The No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country is the future of the quarterback for Georgia. He’s the No. 14 prospect in the country and a one-time Oklahoma commit. Read about what Vandagriff had to say about Georgia’s signing class.
  • Xavian Sorey Jr./ 5-star linebacker/ IMG Academy/Graceville, Ga.: Sorey committed to Georgia over the likes of Alabama and Florida. Sorey is good friends with fellow Georgia recruiting target Terrion Arnold and was high school teammates with Georgia commits Marlin Dean and Lovasea Carroll.
  • Smael Mondon/5-star Linebacker/Paulding County High School/Dallas, Ga.: An athletic marvel that can play either inside or outside linebacker for the Bulldogs. Helps fill a major need given Georgia is set to lose Monty Rice after the season. Georgia beat out Auburn and Tennessee for Mondon. Read how Georgia ended up landing Mondon in this class. 
  • Nyland Green/4-star Cornerback/Newton High School/Covington, Ga.: The No. 69(nice) overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. He’s the highest-rated defensive back in Georgia’s recruiting class. He committed to Georgia earlier in December, as he picked the Bulldogs over Clemson, Auburn and Tennesse. 
  • Micah Morris/4-star Offensive Guard/Camden County High School/Kingsland, Ga.: The No. 63 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class. He nearly committed to Georgia when Sam Pittman was still the offensive line coach, but Matt Luke ended up winning out for his services.
  • David Daniel/4-star athlete who will play safety/Woodstock High School/Woodstock, Ga.: The No. 92 prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Daniel is the longest committed member of Georgia’s class, as he committed to Georgia in September of 2019. He emerged as a major asset on the recruiting trail for Georgia. 
  • Dylan Fairchild/4-star offensive guard/West Forsyth High School/Cumming, Ga.: The No. 97 prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Fairchild is one of the few prospects who will not sign early as he’s a state-champion wrestler. Read more about why he committed to Georgia. 
  • Brock Bowers/4-star tight end/Napa High School/Napa, Calif.: The No. 102 prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Bowers was Georgia’s top tight end prospect, even if he was all the way out in California. Bowers let it be known that he will be enrolling early, allowing him to start working with Todd Hartley and a talented tight end room.
  • Lovasea’ Carroll/4-star running back/IMG Academy/Warrenton, Ga.: The No. 112 prospect in the recruiting cycle. Carroll nearly flipped to Florida during the recruiting process but stuck with the Bulldogs. He is high school teammates with Sorey.
  • Jonathan Jefferson/4-star defensive tackle/Douglas County High School/Douglassville, Ga.: The No. 149 prospect in the country. Jefferson committed to Georgia shortly after the start of the pandemic.  His dad was a heavyweight boxer who fought Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO title. Jefferson was the first Bulldog to sign on Wednesday. 
  • Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins/ 4-star defensive tackle/Gaffney High School/Gaffney, SC: The No. 152 prospect in the recruiting class. Ingram-Dawkins is the top-ranked player in the state of South Carolina. The Bulldogs beat out Tennessee and South Carolina to land his commitment.
  • Jamon Dumas-Johnson/ 4-star linebacker/ St. Frances Academy/ Baltimore: The No. 190 prospect in the recruiting class.
  • Kamari Lassiter/ 4-star defensive back/ American Christian/ Tuscaloosa, Ala.: The No. 249 ranked prospect in the class.
  • Chaz Chambliss/ 4-star outside linebacker/ Carrollton County High School/ Carrollton, Ga.: The No. 310 player in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Chambliss starred for Georgia power Carrolton County High School.
  • Adonai Mitchell/ 3-star wide receiver/ Cane Ridge High School/ Antioch, Tenn.: The No. 380 ranked prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle.
  • Jared Wilson/ 3-star offensive guard/ West Forsyth High School/ Clemmons, N.C.: The No. 407 ranked prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Wilson first committed to Georgia when Pittman was the offensive line coach, then committed to North Carolina before ending back up in Georgia’s class.
  • Marlin Dean/ 3-star defensive tackle/ IMG Academy/ Elberton, Ga.: The No. 496 ranked prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Dean de-committed at Georgia at one point in the recruiting cycle before ultimately ending back up in Georgia’s class. From the same hometown as former Bulldog Mecole Hardman.
  • Javon Bullard/ 3-star defensive back/ Baldwin High School/ Milledgeville, Ga: The No. 636 ranked prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle.
  • Jackson Meeks/ 3-star wide receiver/ Central-Phenix High School/ Phenix City, Ala.: The No. 647 ranked prospect in the class. Played at the same high school as Clemson standouts EJ Williams and Justyn Ross.

Georgia football recruiting 2021 commitments:

Georgia football recruiting 2021 de-commitments:

  • De’Jahn Warren/4-star defensive back/ Lackawanna Community College/ Scranton, Pa.: The No. 2 JUCO player in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Georgia beat out Penn State to land Warren’s services but could not hold on to him late as Warren flipped to Jackson State to play for Deion Sanders.

Georgia football 2021 recruiting position breakdown

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

Georgia football 2021 recruiting commits geographic breakdown

  • Georgia: 11
  • Alabama: 2
  • Maryland: 2
  • Florida: 2
  • California: 1
  • North Carolina: 1
  • South Carolina: 1
  • Tennessee: 1

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