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The early RSVP list for the Notre Dame game is up and it is impressive. Athens will be a true host city for the nation's elite football prospects this weekend.

UPDATED: Check out the star-studded Georgia football visitor list for Notre Dame

It won’t be easy to chart the constellation of stars coming to watch the Georgia football program take on Notre Dame this weekend.

Athens will be a true “host city” for All-American and elite recruits. This one could even top some of the star-studded visit lists of the 2017 and 2018 recruiting cycles in Athens.

That goes back to 2016 and 2017 when the blue-chip recruits from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes turned recruiting reporters into astronomers.

This will be a big week for Georgia. With a class that is expected to peak at 23 signees for this cycle, the final six or seven recruits for the class could all make it to the game this weekend. Or at least a good percentage of that final closing kick.

DawgNation has confirmed 43 pretty significant names. The list was created on Tuesday morning and we’ve added the list with some early Friday morning names, including a few more top 10 recruits.

What does that look like for a true Top 10 game week in Athens?

Here’s a quick roll call of the major targets with offers who will be in town this weekend. (Bear in mind these travel plans can all change. This listing will be constantly updated throughout the week.)

  • 5 official visitors
  • At least nine prospects with a 5-star rating
  • 8 UGA commits for 2020
  • At least 27 prospects who rate among the Top 10 prospects for their position (247Sports Composite ratings)
  •  At least 23 Top 100 prospects
  • 5-star UGA commit Kendall Milton will be in town from California
  • James Williams, a 5-star safety target in the 2021 class, is also very likely to be in town
  • The No. 1 dual-threat QB prospects for the 2021 and 2022 classes
  • 1 UGA commit for 2021

Expected official visitors

(all ratings via the 247Sports Composite) 

Desert Pines HS/Las Vegas, Nev. – Nation’s No. 1 ATH and No. 13 overall prospect

Orem HS/Orem, Utah. – Nation’s No. 2 ILB and No. 22 overall prospect 

Holy Names HS/Windsor, Ontario – No. 3 TE, No. 95 player in the 2020 rankings and No. 1 player in Canada

  • Carson Beck/4-star pro-style QB/Hgt: 6-4/Wgt: 225 (UGA commit) 

Mandarin HS/Jacksonville, Fla. – No. 3 pro-style QB and the No. 119 overall prospect

  • E.J. Smith/4-star APB/Hgt: 5-11/Wgt: 199

Jesuit HS/Dallas, Tex. – No. 4 APB and the No. 125 overall prospect. 

 

Georgia recruiting-Georgia football
The first four confirmed official visitors for the Notre Dame game all rank among the nation’s top 5 prospects for 2020 at their positions. That’s Noah Sewell (top), Darnell Washington (bottom left), Theo Johnson (bottom right) and 4-star QB commit Carson Beck (flush right) in this graphic. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

2020 UGA commits (8)

Kendall Milton-UGA recruiting-Georgia recruiting
5-star RB commitment Kendall Milton plans to take an unofficial visit back to Athens this weekend. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

 

  • Kendall Milton/5-star RB/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt: 225

Buchanan HS/Clovis, Calif. – Nation’s No. 4 RB and No. 23 overall

Darlington School/Rome, Ga. — Nation’s No. 3 OT and No. 37 overall

Apopka HS/Apopka, Fla. — Nation’s No. 6 DT and No. 59 overall

Mansfield Timberview/Arlington, Tex. — Nation’s No. 6 CB and No. 85 overall

  • Carson Beck/4-star pro-style QB/Hgt: 6-4/Wgt: 225

Mandarin HS/Jacksonville, Fla. – No. 3 pro-style QB and the No. 119 overall prospect

Columbia HS/Decatur, Ga. – No. 24 DT and No. 277 overall 

Suwannee HS/Live Oak, Fla. – No. 21 OT and No. 279 overall

Eagles Landing Christian Academy/McDonough, Ga. – No. 65 WR and No. 382 overall

Georgia recruiting-Georgia football-Notre Dame game
Georgia will have the house packed with 4 and 5-star recruits this weekend for Notre Dame. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

2020 Major targets

Hammond School/Columbia, SC – No. 1 strong-side DE and No. 2 overall

Schley County/Ellaville, Ga. – No. 9 strong-side DE and No. 155 overall

2021 UGA commits (1)

Belton-Honea Path/Honea Path, SC – No. 20 S prospect and No. 416 overall

2021 Major targets

James Williams-UGA recruiting-Georgia recruiting
James Williams, a 6-foot-5 safety prospect from South Florida, is expected to be in Athens this weekend. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
  • James Williams/5-star S/Hgt: 6-5/Wgt: 218 (Most likely) 

Western HS/Opa Locka, Fla. — Nation’s No. 1 S and No. 4 overall prospect

  • Payton Page/5-star DT/Hgt: 6-4/Wgt: 320

Dudley HS/Greensboro, NC — Nation’s No. 1 DT and No. 5 overall prospect

Bleckley County HS/Cochran, Ga. — Nation’s No. 2 OT and No. 15 overall prospect

Gonzaga/Washington, D.C. — Nation’s No. 1 dual-threat QB and No. 16 overall prospect

  • Ga’Quincy McKinstry/5-star CB/Hgt: 5-11.5/Wgt: 175

Pinson Valley HS/Pinson, Ala. — Nation’s No. 2 CB and No. 20overall prospect

Camden County HS/Kingsland, Ga.— Nation’s No. 6 OT and No. 36 overall prospect

  • Deon Colzie/4-star WR/Hgt: 6-4/Wgt: 205

Athens Academy/Athens, Ga.— Nation’s No. 7 WR and No. 51 overall prospect

Peach County/Fort Valley, Ga.— Nation’s No. 11 OT and No. 58 overall prospect

  • Cade Denhoff/4-star DE/Hgt: 6-4.5/Wgt: 225

Lakeland Christian School/Lakeland, Fla. — Nation’s No. 4 strong-side DE and No. 67 overall prospect

  • Evan Pryor/4-star RB/Hgt: 5-11/Wgt: 195

William Amos Hough/Cornelius, NC— Nation’s No. 5 RB and No. 82 overall prospect

  • Cane Berrong/4-star TE/Hgt:6-4.5/Wgt: 225 (Notre Dame commit)

Hart County/Hartwell, Ga.— Nation’s No. 1 TE and No. 86 overall prospect

  • Barrett Carter/4-star OLB/Hgt: 6-1/Wgt: 212

North Gwinnett HS/Suwanee, Ga. — Nation’s No. 8 OLB and No. 115 overall prospect

Hapeville Charter Academy/Atlanta, Ga. — Nation’s No. 24 WR and No. 123 overall prospect

  • Garrett Nussmeier/4-star QB/Hgt: 6-1.5/Wgt:180

Marcus HS/Flower Mound, Tex. — Nation’s No. 12 pro-style QB and No. 180 overall 

  • Tim Keenan/4-star DT/Hgt: 6-3.5/Wgt:330 

Ramsay HS/Birmingham, Ala. — Nation’s No. 17 DT and No. 215 overall prospect

  • Kobe Paysour/4-star WR/Hgt: 6-1/Wgt:175

Kings Mountain HS/Kings Mountain, NC — Nation’s No. 41 WR and No. 228 overall prospect

  • Chaz Chambliss/4-star LB/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt:239

Carrollton HS/Carrollton, Ga. — Nation’s No. 16 OLB and No. 238 overall prospect

  • Daejon Reynolds/4-star WR/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt:195

Central Gwinnett HS/Lawrenceville, Ga. — Nation’s No. 21 ATH and No. 253 overall prospect

  • Nyland Green/4-star CB/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt:180

Newton HS/Lawrenceville, Ga. — Nation’s No. 21 CB and No. 256 overall prospect

  • Devonte Wilson/3-star CB/Hgt: 6-3/Wgt:190

Islands HS/Savannah, Ga. — Nation’s No. 39 CB and No. 541 overall prospect 

  • Jamal Haynes/3-star ATH/Hgt: 5-9/Wgt:175

Grayson HS/Loganville, Ga. — Nation’s No. 79 ATH and No. 753 overall prospect 

  • Chief Borders/ATH/Hgt: 6-5/Wgt:228

McEachern HS/Powder Springs, Ga. — Unranked. This guy can still play. Lists 40-plus offers, including UGA. 

2022 Major Targets

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  • Gunner Stockton/4-star QB/Hgt: 6-1/Wgt: 200

Rabun County HS/Tiger, Ga. — Nation’s No. 1 dual-threat QB and No. 2 overall prospect 

  • Deyon Bouie/4-star ATH/Hgt: 5-11/Wgt: 170

Bainbridge HS/Bainbridge, Ga. — Nation’s No. 1 ATH and No. 6 overall prospect

  • Marquis Groves-Killebrew/4-star CB/Hgt: 6-0/Wgt: 182

Grayson HS/Loganville, Ga. — Nation’s No. 5 CB and No. 23 overall prospect

  • Cedric “C.J.” Washington/4-star DE/Hgt: 6-2/Wgt: 210

Cedartown HS/Cedartown, Ga. — Nation’s No. 5 ATH and No. 65 overall prospect