ATHENS — The big day is finally here, and it’s set up to be a big one for the Georgia football program, poised to sign one of the best classes in the country, and one of the best in program history.
Stick here all day for live updates, news, analysis and plenty more from DawgNation Georgia beat writer Seth Emerson and recruiting expert Jeff Sentell.
Georgia enters 2017 National Signing Day with the nation’s No. 3 recruiting class and a shot at ending the day as No. 1.
Six have already enrolled. As the other letters-of-intent trickle in, and other news develops, check here for regular updates, observations and analysis.
UGA National Signing Day storylines, preview
The 2017 recruiting class is headlined by Warner Robins, Ga., quarterback Jake Fromm and offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson. Smart is due to address the media around 2 p.m. at the Butts-Mehre, where he might also address fans a few hours earlier. And there will be plenty of other things to report from the building.
Expect a big day for DawgNation given the early-morning surprises that have already occurred.
UGA 2017 recruiting class
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 pre-signing day commitment in its 2017 class, including their positional ranking, star rating, hometown and more. 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 before Wednesday.
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.|