Georgia will finalize a historic 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday during National Signing Day. The Bulldogs currently have the nation’s third-ranked recruiting class, with still an outside shot of reaching the top spot overall. At this point, Kirby Smart could reel in the best first full recruiting class by a new head coach in the recruiting service era.
Below is a list of each Georgia commitment in its 2017 class, including their positional ranking, star rating, hometown and more. Georgia is still waiting on a handful of players on signing day, but there’s also a schedule of when those top remaining targets will announce.
Until Wednesday, any non-early enrollees had been verbally committed, but the recruits will send in their paperwork to officially sign throughout the morning.
The headliner of Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class Brooklyn (N.Y.) 5-star offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson, the nation’s 16th-ranked player — but he isn’t alone. Georgia has an incredible 20 4 or 5-star recruits committed or already enrolled, and could add at least three more on National Signing Day.
Georgia recruiting class, rankings
|5-star S||Richard LeCounte III||2||Hinesville, Ga.|
|5-star OT||Isaiah Wilson||5||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|4-star QB||Jake Fromm||3||Warner Robbins, Ga.|
|4-star S||DeAngelo Gibbs||4||Loganville, Ga.|
|4-star WR||Jeremiah Holloman||18||Covington, Ga.|
|4-star OT||D’Marcus Hayes||2||Perkinston, Miss. (JUCO)|
|4-star RB||D’Andre Swift||4||Philadelphia|
|4-star OT||Andrew Thomas||9||Atlanta|
|4-star OG||Netori Johnson||7||Ellenwood, Ga.|
|4-star DE||Robert Beal||8||Suwanee, Ga.|
|4-star WR||Mark Webb||22||Warminster, Penn.|
|4-star OLB||Jaden Hunter||9||Atlanta|
|4-star CB||Tray Bishop||19||Dawson, Ga.|
|4-star DE||Malik Herring||4||Forsyth, Ga.|
|4-star ILB||Nate McBride||6||Vidalia, Ga.|
|4-star CB||William Poole III||25||Atlanta|
|4-star OLB||Walter Grant||11||Cairo, Ga.|
|4-star OT||D’Antne Demery||20||Brunswick, Ga.|
|4-star DT||Devonte Wyatt||16||Decatur, Ga.|
|4-star WR||Trey Blount||47||Atlanta|
|3-star OG||Justin Shaffer||22||Ellenwood, Ga.|
|3-star WR||Matt Landers||97||St. Petersburg, Fla.|
|3-star ILB||Monty Rice||19||Madison, Ala.|
What is Georgia’s recruiting class ranked?
Early enrollees: 6
5-star commits: 2
4-star commits: 18
Georgia 2017 signing day schedule
|Time (ET)||Player||Position rank||Finalists|
|8:00 a.m.||4-star OG Tedarrell “TD” Slaton||3||Florida and Georgia|
|8:00 a.m.||3-star CB Eric Stokes, Jr.||63||Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss|
|8:15 a.m.||3-star CB Ameer Speed||41||Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan State|
|9:00 a.m.||3-star DT Larrell Murchison (JC)||10||Georgia and Ole Miss|
|10 a.m.||5-star DT Aubrey Solomon||2||Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, USC|
|10:15 a.m.||4-star ILB Leonard Warner||8||Florida State, Georgia, Stanford|
|11:15 a.m.||4-star DE Markaviest Bryant||14||Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU|
|1:15 p.m.||3-star CB Latavious Brini||42||UGA, Florida Atlantic, South Florida|
|2:15 p.m.||4-star CB Jamyest Williams||8||South Carolina, Georgia|
|2:30 p.m.||4-star WR Nico Collins||23||Michigan, Georgia, Alabama|
Signing Day will usually begin between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m ET, as players begin to fax in their National Letters of Intent to their respective schools.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart will meet with the media at 2:15 p.m. ET for the annual National Signing Day press conference. It will be the first time Smart and coaches across the nation can talk about their recruits on the record.
ESPN will broadcast announcements throughout the day on ESPNU and ESPN2. They can also be streamed on the WatchESPN app. Among the players Georgia is waiting on, Aubrey Solomon and Nico Collins will have their announcements aired on either ESPNU or ESPN2.
Georgia National Signing Day preview, storylines
Can Georgia retain even more of the top in-state top talent?
It’s unprecedented, really. Georgia has commitments from 15 of the top 28 players in the state. That includes five of the top 10. With the announcements yet to come on Wednesday, Georgia could land 19 of the 28, and seven of the top 10. Kirby Smart has done a tremendous job getting the SicEm17 crew to stay home already — and Wednesday could just be another step in the direction.
Can Georgia make a big leap and knock Alabama off the No. 1 ranking?
Alabama is going for an incredible seventh straight No. 1 class in the 247Sports composite rankings. Not surprisingly, that stretch of recruiting dominance has coincided with on-the-field dominance by the Crimson Tide.
Smart, a former Alabama defensive coordinator, is going toe-to-toe with Nick Saban, and he ain’t flinching. It’s going to be tough to jump Alabama and Ohio State, but there’s a chance with five highly-ranked recruits considering the Bulldogs on National Signing Day. A 5-0 run could vault the Bulldogs to that top spot.
The 2017 recruiting battle between Alabama and Georgia could turn into some memorable on-the-field battles in the SEC Championship Game over the next few years.