ATHENS – If Mark Richt ever scans the list of 33 players Georgia signed in 2013, he would see the reason he’s no longer at Georgia. That year’s signing class ended up being a steaming pile of rubble, and a lesson that bigger not only may not be better, but could end up disastrous.
There were some success, but they were overshadowed by the misses. Where they are now, in order of their cumulative star ratings on the 247Sports Composite:
S Tray Matthews, Newnan
Now at Auburn. Started six games as a freshman and then was dismissed.
QB Brice Ramsey, Kingsland
Has yet to make a start, though became the team’s punter late this past season.
WR-DB Tramel Terry, Goose Creek, S.C.
Jacksonville (Ala.) State. Career at Georgia derailed after an ACL injury in a high-school all-star game, never started or saw significant action for the Bulldogs.
CB Shaq Wiggins, Tyrone
Louisville. Started eight games as a freshman then transferred after the season because of a personality conflict with new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
ILB Tim Kimbrough, Indianapolis, Ind.
Moved into starting lineup for seven games in 2015, but was suspended for TaxSlayer Bowl.
G-C Brandon Kublanow, Marietta
Has started the past two seasons, at guard in 2014 and at center in 2015.
CB Brendan Langley, Marietta
Lamar. Started four games as a freshman, moved to receiver, moved back to cornerback and started one game in 2014, then transferred.
OLB Leonard Floyd, Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy
NFL draft. Floyd, who had 17 sacks in three seasons at Georgia, is the most productive player from this class – but he also technically signed a year earlier, then enrolled in 2013 after a year at prep school.
DL Toby Johnson, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College
Minnesota Vikings reserve/future squad. While not emerging as a star in his two years at Georgia, Johnson had some good moments, being named a captain twice, starting four games and recording two sacks.
CB Reggie Wilkerson, Citra, Fla.
Has yet to make a start, but played in 12 games this year. Suffered an ACL injury the summer before his freshman year.
RB A.J. Turman, Orlando, Fla.
Has yet to carry the ball in a real game, though has starred in the last two spring games.
LB Johnny O’Neal, Dublin
No significant action in three seasons, other than special teams.
ILB Reggie Carter, Snellville
After being a top reserve his first two years, was projected to start this year until a shoulder injury got in the way.
WR Jonathon Rumph, Holmes (Miss.) Community College
(Now an NFL free agent.) The junior college transfer had a chronic hamstring problem, limiting him to 28 catches over his two seasons at Georgia.
OLB Davin Bellamy, Atlanta
Made two starts this past season and is poised to have a big role on next year’s defense as a redshirt junior.
DT John Atkins, Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy
Started three games in 2015 as a sophomore, could see bigger role next season.
WR Reggie Davis, Tallahassee, Fla.
A contributor on offense and special teams, Davis has 29 career catches for 507 yards and two TDs, as well as a punt-return touchdown.
ILB Ryne Rankin, Orlando, Fla.
While he’s never been a factor on defense, he has been a special teams star, named a permanent captain for that role in 2015.
S Shaquille Fluker, East Mississippi Community College
No longer at Georgia. Never played a down at Georgia, left the team late in the 2013 season, ending up at Jacksonville State, where he is no longer on the official roster.
WR Uriah LeMay, Matthews, N.C.
Charlotte. Never caught a pass at Georgia, transferred after his freshman year.
TE Jordan Davis, Thomson
Four catches over the past two seasons.
OG Josh Cardiello, Buford
Chattanooga. Transferred last summer after not seeing significant action.
OL Aulden Bynum, Valdosta
A reserve the past two seasons after redshirting his first year.
DT De’Andre Johnson, Newnan
No longer playing.. Took a medical disqualification in 2013 before ever playing for the Bulldogs.
OLB Shaun McGee, Snellville
Has yet to see significant action.
CB-TB J.J. Green, Kingsland
Georgia Tech. After starting a couple games at tailback as a freshman and playing both offense and defense as a sophomore, transferred to the team’s ACC rival.
S-ILB Paris Bostick, Tampa, Fla.
Oregon. Another guy who never played at Georgia, transferring to a junior college before he ended up at Oregon, where he played in two games last season.
DL Chris Mayes, Mississippi Gulf Coast
NFL draft. Mayes started 19 games in three seasons at Georgia, recording 79 tackles and a sack.
S Quincy Mauger, Marietta
Has started 25 games over the past three seasons, and projects to be one of the leaders of Mel Tucker’s secondary in 2016.
DB Kennar Daniels-Johnson, Mississippi Gulf Coast
Eligibility over. Only saw action in two games, both in 2014.
RB Brendan Douglas, Augusta
The lightly-recruited former Georgia Tech commitment has rushed for 715 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons at Georgia.
OT DeVondre Seymour, Suwanee
Southern Illinois. Never played for Georgia. Did not qualify academically, went to junior college for two years, signed again with Georgia last year, then announced he was quitting football last summer, only to emerge at another school.
WR-CB Rico Johnson, Swainsboro
No longer playing. Took a medical disqualification in 2014 because of a neck problem.