Georgia hosts Appalachian State at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Sanford Stadium. It offers the first chance for UGA recruiting to get a big boost by how the team performs in 2017.
Which recruits will be in town?
DawgNation has confirmed the following players will visit Saturday. Of course, the list is subject to change, but we opted to wait until Friday to post these names to give players a chance to confirm their plans.
The biggest name in Athens on Saturday will be 5-star Pace Academy (Atlanta) offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer. Salyer is rated as the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard and as the nation’s No. 7 overall prospect for 2018 by the 247Sports composite.
He has yet to make his college commitment. It appears Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Stanford are his top schools.
Salyer, a 5-star priority, likely will see the first start for his former high school teammate, Georgia freshman offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. He was one of the biggest surprises of fall camp for the Bulldogs.
A few commits — Dominick Blaylock, J.D. Bertrand, Azeez Ojulair — told DawgNation that they will not be able to make it for various reasons.
Other games, such as Alabama-Florida State and home games for Clemson and Auburn, will attract some of Georgia’s top targets for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
- Jake Camarda (2-star K from Norcross HS, Norcross, Ga.), Class of 2018
- Rashad Cheney Jr. (4-star DT from Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.), Class of 2019
- Warren Ericson (4-star OG from North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, Ga.), Class of 2018
- John FitzPatrick (3-star TE from Marist, Atlanta), Class of 2018
- Jadon Haselwood (5-star WR from Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.), Class of 2019
- Kearis Jackson (4-star WR from Peach County HS, Fort Valley, Ga.), Class of 2018
- Chris Smith (4-star CB from Hapeville Charter Academy, Atlanta), Class of 2018
Targets with offers
- Sergio Allen (4-star DE/LB) from Peach County HS, Fort Valley, Ga.), Class of 2020
- Keiondre Jones (4-star OG from Callaway HS, Hogansville, Ga.), Class of 2019
- Harry Miller (4-star OL from Buford HS, Buford, Ga.), Class of 2019
- Jamaree Salyer (5-star OG from Pace Academy, Atlanta), Class of 2018
- Jordon Simmons (Unrated RB/ATH from McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga. ), Class of 2020
- Tramel Walthour (3-star DT from Liberty County HS, Hinesville, Ga.), Class of 2018
Others of note
- Tony Mathis (unrated RB from Cedartown HS, Cedartown, Ga.), Class of 2019
- JaQuez Jackson (3-star ILB from Peach County HS, Fort Valley, Ga.), Class of 2018 (Georgia Tech commit)
DawgNation will update this list as new information becomes available. There are still a handful of players who have not finalized their plans for Saturday.