Georgia football and its signees. How ’bout some Friday afternoon speed reading on that front? We’ll deliver it at the speed UGA went down the field late in the half against the Gators.
The Bulldogs signed 22 prospects in December and another two players at positions of need for the 2019 roster. The additions of George Pickens and Brett Seither filled clear final needs for the class.
24 for 24: The Georgia football signing class
S Lewis Cine/Trinity Christian/Cedar Hill, Tex: Cine aims to reach the NFL like a lot of top 100 recruits. It will allow him to relocate his mother from Haiti. He wears the No. 16 in tribute to the hardships she endured after having him when she was just 16 years old.
CB D.J. Daniel/Georgia Military College/Griffin, Ga: If he would have been a qualifier as a prep, he would’ve chosen Georgia. When Kirby Smart offered him as a JUCO prospect, he said it took his breath away.
CB Tyrique Stevenson/Southridge/Miami, Fla: Stevenson wanted to wait until the All-America Bowl for his moment on NBC but he was ready to commit much earlier. He almost committed shortly after the highly original scavenger hunt visit weekend.
DE Zion Logue/Lebanon/Lebanon, Tenn: Logue put on 40 pounds prior to his senior season and didn’t lose an ounce of his athletic ability. It morphed him into a big-time SEC prospect.
DE Bill Norton/Christian Brothers/Memphis, Tenn: The man loves Bill Goldberg, thinks about suplexes on his tackles and is often working on his own rap beats as a music producer.
DT Tymon Mitchell/Franklin Road Academy/Nashville, Tenn: Uncommon storylines abound. He scored a 25 on his ACT and his uncle was the first African-American football player at Tennessee.
DT Travon Walker/Upson Lee HS/Thomaston, Ga.: The three-sport athlete throws the shot put at the state championship level and has already been a part of two state championship basketball teams. His Knights saw their 75-game win streak snapped earlier this year.
Tramel Walthour/Hutchinson Community/Midway, Ga: Walthour made his pledge to UGA known with a tweet announcing his commitment at 11:55 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2017. It earned the nickname “Midnight Train” because he chose that time to say he was on his way to Georgia.
OLB Nolan Smith/IMG Academy/Bradenton, Fla: There was a time in his junior year where he was set to de-commit. That’s when he was advised by someone he could trust not to take a speed rush at that. The nation’s No. 1 overall prospect (per the 247Sports composite) wound up a 690-day commit before he signed with UGA.
ILB Nakobe Dean/Horn Lakes, Horn Lakes, Miss: He was set to choose Ole Miss on the morning on his decision. For some reason, he kept coming back to UGA. Why? The value of the education he would receive in Athens make up his mind.
OLB Jermaine Johnson/Independence Community College/Eden Prairie, Minn.: Johnson is the first scholarship Bulldog in modern history from the great state of Minnesota.
ILB Rian Davis, Wekiva/Wekiva, Fla: “Trouble” had no problems showing his cards through his recruitment he was leaning to UGA. The “truth serum” recruit can already flash some impressive dance moves while recovering from his ACL. Davis plans to wear No. 12 at UGA this fall.
ILB Trezmen Marshall/Clinch County/Homerville, Ga: Marshall has so many stories: 1) His three state titles; 2) He won one of those as the Clinch County QB; 3) He almost committed right before former Bulldog Chauncey Manac transferred in August of 2017.
OT Xavier Truss/Bishop Hendricken/Warwick, RI: Truss is the most decorated high school prospects, in terms of offers and recruiting history, in the history of Rhode Island high school football.
OT/OG Warren McClendon/Brunswick High/Brunswick, Ga: McClendon held a black belt in karate when he was younger but hasn’t been active in that discipline since he was in the fifth grade.
G Clay Webb/Oxford HS/Oxford, Ala: Webb didn’t like asking schools to pay for an official visit weighing that against the financial windfall of the college scholarship offer. He never took a paid official visit.
Dwan Mathis/Oak Park/Oak Park, Mich: Mathis was committed to Iowa State, then Michigan State and then Ohio State before finally signing with Georgia on National Signing Day.
Stetson Bennett IV/Jones County Community College/Blackshear, Ga: UGA alums abound his family. The “Mailman” grew up a season ticket holder dreaming of the chance to play one day inside Sanford Stadium.
Kenny McIntosh/University School/Fort Lauderdale, Fla: He saw an older brother sign a football scholarship to play with Notre Dame and another brother, RJ, drafted in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Brett Seither/Clearwater Central Catholic/Clearwater, Fla: Seither didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school football.
Ryland Goede/Kennesaw Mountain/Kennesaw, Ga.: The three-sport athlete flashed legit pro potential as a pitcher, can crack 80 with 330-yard drives on the golf course and was also rated as the nation’s No. 7 tight end.
Dominick Blaylock/Walton/Marietta, Ga:: He wanted to play for Kirby Smart but Athens also offered the ideal location to stay very close to his family. Especially his younger brother Ashton.
George Pickens/Hoover/Hoover, Ala: Pickens shined on Cam Newton’s 7-on-7 team and was committed to Auburn for 566 days before flipping to UGA.
Makiya Tongue/University Lab/Baton Rogue, La: His father, Reggie, played seven seasons in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks.
Coming this spring on DawgNation.com
That’s 24 quick facts on the newest Bulldogs served up in word portions that still might even fit onto the back of a football card or a tweet.
Think that empties the notebook on these guys? Far from it.
Look for a reveal of all the REAL good stuff on these guys during the annual DawgNation “Next Generation” rollout later this year.