National Signing Day: Georgia football signees, projected commitments, live updates
National Signing Day will take place on Feb. 6 on Wednesday, and it’s already been a great day for the Bulldogs. Georgia added two commitments in 3-star tight end Brett Seither and 5-star wide receiver George Pickens. Below you can find information on Georgia football’s signees, commitments and live updates on National Signing Day
The Bulldogs enter and will likely end the day with the No. 2 recruiting class in the country. It’s the third year in a row the Bulldogs will finish with a top 3 class. Alabama football is very likely going to end up with the No. 1 overall class.
National Signing Day: Georgia football live updates
3:10 p.m.: Kirby Smart has spoken on Georgi’a 2019 recruiting class. Here’s what Smart had to say per DawgNation’s Mike Griffith:
On the class as a whole: “One of my favorite things about the last three classes is the academic nature of the every kid we’ve been able to sign has been a great advantage for our school.”
On George Pickens: “George is a kid who visited over here multiple times, he came to our game against Auburn as an unofficial visitor and had a great time. I thought we had a tremendous official visit with him a couple weeks ago when he came over to campus, we didn’t have a lot of other kids here, we only had a few spots that we were narrowing our focus on.”
On filling out the rest of the class: “Coming out of the December signing date, we had some surprise guys leave early, tight end and receivers especially. So we had to fill those needs, and I thought that’s what we really went after and really targeted, and we were able to do that.”
2:50 p.m.: With Alabama landing 4-star DT Ishmael Sopsher, that all but locks up Alabama landing the No. 1 class. But this is still a class Georgia fans should be very proud. It’s the second highest rated Georgia class of all-time and has the No. 1 player from four different states.
The Bulldogs also went into Alabama and land the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the state in George Pickens and Clay Webb. Auburn hasn’t been able to do that against Nick Saban. Sure the Bulldogs had some misses in this class, but this is a no-doubt about A-class.
1:35 p.m.: The Bulldogs picked up their second commitment of the day, as Georgia land 3-star tight end Brett Seither out of Florida. Georgia had to beat a number of big-time programs to bring in Seither, most notably Alabama.
Former UGA wide receiver Terrence Edwards told DawgNation that Seither reminds him of New York Giants’ tight end Evan Engram in terms of Seither’s ability as a pass catcher.
SIGNED ✅ #ATD
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) February 6, 2019
1:05 p.m.: Georgia misses out on 4-star DB Kaiir Elam, who ended up picking Florida. Elam was a major target for the Bulldogs, who made him a priority down the stretch. For the Florida fans trolling Georgia fans about missing out on Elam, Georgia has eight top-50 recruits. Florida has just two.
Also of note, 247Sports is reporting that Nick Cross, a 4-star safety who had Georgia as a finalist will not sign today. He is from Hyattsville, Md., and plays for powerhouse Dematha Catholic. Cross is also teammates with 5-star running back Marshawn Lloyd, who is a major target.
12:30 p.m.: Mark-Antony Richards, a Georgia target, has signed with Auburn. This isn’t unexpected, but the Bulldogs made a late push for the 4-star prospect out of Florida. Georgia was recruiting him as a running back.
With Richards choosing Auburn, that means Georgia will have just one running back in its 2019 class, in 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh.
12:15 p.m.: Big things ahead in the next hour for Georgia. Kaiir Elam is set to make his announcement at 1 p.m. ET, and then Brett Seither will make his at 1:30 p.m.
Even if Georgia does land Elam and Seither though, Georgia will still finish second in the 247Sports Composite rankings to Alabama. To overtake the Crimson Tide, Georgia would need to land Elam and 4-star DB Nick Cross and then have Alabama not land any other prospects.
10:50 a.m.: Here’s an interesting nugget from DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell. Pickens will sign with Georgia today, despite there being some concerns over his academics.
Here is what Pickens told Georgia back in January on what he liked about the Bulldogs.
Go Dawgs !! https://t.co/ObA9BI9WNk
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) February 6, 2019
“It is really just their play style,” Pickens said. “They can play with anybody. They are kind of almost like Alabama. You know how Alabama like might be hot and cold but you know for sure they can play with anybody. You can possibly be wearing a ring. You can go to the NFL. That’s really what is in my mind right now with Georgia.”
With Pickens in the class, Georgia now has two top 5 wide receivers in the 2019 class. Pickens is the No. 4 wide receiver and Dominick Blaylock is the No. 5 wide receiver in the class. The last time Georgia signed a top 5 wide receiver was back in 2009 with Marlon Brown.
10:15 a.m. Georgia got National Signing Day started off with a bang, as the Bulldogs flipped 5-star wide receiver George Pickens from Auburn.
Pickens is the No. 24 overall prospect in the 2019 class. However there have been concerns about Pickens and his possible eligibility with regards to academics. Pickens is also teammates with 4-star quarterback Robbie Ashford.
9:45 a.m.: Slight change, but 5-star wide receiver George Pickens is set to announce his decision at 10:15 a.m. in Hoover. Pickens is teammate with 4-star quarterback Robbie Ashford, who is one of Georgia’s top quarterback targets in the 2020 class.
9:40 a.m.: Just doing a quick look at the math today, Georgia will end up with the No. 2 class and will stay above the 300 point threshold, making a it a truly elite class. As far as other schools, there’s going to be an interesting race to see which teams end up in the top 10. Auburn, Florida, Penn State and Clemson are all competing for two spots. Will be interesting to see how it all shakes out today.n
8:40 a.m.: Georgia adds a preferred walk-on at wide receiver in Ty James. Had a scholarship offer to Yale before deciding to stay home and play for Georgia.
Check the film. Newest PWO commit at WR for UGA. https://t.co/if9OFYbyvC
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) February 6, 2019
Also, Florida looks like it’s going to have a big National Signing Day, as it has already flipped 4-star defensive end Khris Bogle from Alabama.
7:40 a.m.: If you’re looking for an in-depth piece on how Georgia’s class has come together to this point, our Jeff Sentell has you covered. The Bulldogs have the nation’s No. 2 class and it is once again loaded with high-end talent.
Also, one-time Georgia target Doug Nester did end up flipping his commitment from Ohio State and he will now be headed to Virginia Tech.
6:00 a.m.: Today won’t be as eventful as Early Signing Day, given that Georgia already has all 22 members of its signing class signed. Fourteen of them have already enrolled.
Georgia realistically enters the day with two or three spots available in the class. The biggest names to know include 4-star cornerback Kaiir Elam, 4-star safety Nick Cross and 3-star tight end Brett Seither. DawgNation will provide updates on the matter all day.
Georgia football recruiting targets and announcement times on National Signing Day:
Below is a list of Georgia’s recruiting targets that are expected to sign and announce on Wednesday.
12 PM: 4-star ATH Mark-Anthony Richards (Wellington/W. Palm Beach, Fla.)
- Nation’s No. 4 ATH and No. 90 overall prospect
- Says he will choose from a pool of Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Miami and Penn State
- UGA got the last in-home visit but Auburn remains the favorite here
1 PM: 4-star CB Kaiir Elam (The Benjamin School/N. Palm Beach, Fla.)
- Nation’s No. 6 CB and No. 48 overall prospect
- Has essentially been down to Florida and Georgia for some time
- Father played seven years in the NFL; His uncle Matt is a former Florida DB
- Signing Elam and current FSU commit Nick Cross would represent the best possible close for the Bulldogs on National Signing Day
1 PM: 4-star OT Javonne Shepherd (North Forest/Houston, Tex.)
- Nation’s No. 28 OT prospect and No. 338 overall
- Current Texas commit who is expected to stay in-state with the Longhorns or Texas A&M
- Gave a pair of late official visits to both Alabama and Georgia
1:30 PM: 3-star TE Brett Seither (Clearwater Central/Clearwater, Fla.)
- Nation’s No. 33 TE prospect
- Reports have him down to Alabama and Georgia
- Did not play varsity football until the 2017 season
2:15 PM: 4-star S Nick Cross (Dematha Catholic/Hyattsville, Md.)
- No. 4 safety, No. 55 overall player
- Committed to Florida State, deciding between Maryland, Penn State, Georgia and Florida State
- Enters the day as a Florida State commit
Targets who have not announced a specific announcement time on Wednesday: 5-star wide receiver George Pickens, 4-star S Nick Cross,
Georgia football 2019 signees
- Travon Walker, 5-star defensive tackle, Thomaston, Ga., No. 22 player in the country per 247Sports Composite rating
- George Pickens, 5-star wide receiver, Hoover, Ala., No. 24 player in the country
- Dominick Blaylock, 5-star wide receiver, Marietta, Ga., No. 36 player in the country
- Bill Norton, 4-star defensive end, Memphis, Tenn., No. 161 player in the country
- Kenny McIntosh, 4-star running back, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., No. 187 player in the country
- Makiya Tongue, 4-star wide receiver, Baton Rouge, La., No. 196 player in the country
- Xavier Truss, 4-star offensive tackle, Warwick, RI., No. 214 player in the country
- Zion Logue, 4-star defensive tackle, Lebanon, Tenn., No. 342 player in the country
- Tymon Mitchell, 3-star defensive tackle, Nashville, Tenn., No. 423 player in the country
- Brett Seither, 3-star tight end, Clearwater, Fla., No. 738 player in the country
Georgia football 2019 signees already enrolled
These fourteen players are already at Georgia and have begun practicing with the team.
- Nolan Smith, 5-star defensive end, Bradenton, Fla., No. 1 player in the country per 247Sports Composite rating
- Nakobe Dean, 5-star linebacker, Horn Lake, Miss., No. 19 player in the country
- Clay Webb, 5-star center, Oxford, Ala., No. 26 player in the country
- Tyrique Stevenson, 4-star cornerback, Miami Fla., No. 37 player in the country
- Lewis Cine, 4-star safety, Cedar Hill, Tex., No. 45 player in the country
- Rian Davis, 4-star linebacker, Apopka, Fla., No. 89 player in the country
- Trezmen Marshall, 4-star linebacker, Homerville, Ga., No. 122 player in the country
- Jermaine Johnson, 4-star outside linebacker, No. 1 JUCO player in the country per 247Sports Composite rating
- Warren McClendon, 4-star offensive tackle, Brunswick, Ga., No. 227 player in the country
- Ryland Goede, 4-star tight end, Acworth, Ga., No. 236 player in the country
- D.J. Daniel, 4-star cornerback, No. 6 JUCO player in the country
- Dwan Mathis, 4-star quarterback, Oak Park, Mich., No. 311 player in the country
- Tramel Walthour, 3-star defensive tackle, No. 64 JUCO player in the country
- Stetson Bennett, 3-star quarterback, No. 152 player in the country
Georgia football 2019 recruiting position breakdown
- QB: 2
- RB: 1
- WR: 3
- TE: 1
- OL: 3
- DL: 7
- LB: 3
- DB: 3
- K/P: 0
Georgia football 2019 signees geographic breakdown
- Georgia: 9
- Florida: 4
- Tennessee: 3
- Alabama: 2
- Louisiana: 1
- Minnesota: 1
- Mississippi: 1
- Rhode Island: 1
- Texas: 1
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