I posted a story earlier that was entitled “A short history of Georgia’s early enrollees.” Well, a short time after posting the good people at UGA’s sports information office – and they are good, and they are very good at their jobs – sent along a list of what they believe to be Georgia’s early enrollees dating back to 1980.
So, not so short a history.
Here is the list, which UGA is pretty confident in as far as since 1990. Records prior to that are more sketchy, but they did their best. Thanks again to Claude Felton, Leland Barrow and company:
Jake Fromm, QB, Houston County H.S., Warner Robins, Ga.
Richard LeCounte, III, SAF, Liberty County H.S., Riceboro, Ga.
Montavian (Monty) Rice, LB, James Clemens H.S., Madison, Ala.
Deangelo Gibbs, SAF, Grayson H.S., Loganville, Ga.
Jeremiah (JJ) Holloman, WR, Newton County H.S., Covington, Ga.
D’Marcus Hayes, Mississippi Gulf Coast J.C., Madison, Miss.
Chad Clay, DB, Peachtree Ridge HS, Marietta, Ga.
Ben Cleveland, OL, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
Jacob Eason, QB, Lake Stevens HS, Lake Stevens, Wash.
Isaac Nauta, TE, IMG Academy, Buford, Ga.
Riley Ridley, WR, Monarch HS, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Julian Rochester, DL, McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.
Jonathan Abram, DB, East Marion H.S., Columbia, Miss.
Chuks Amaechi, LB, Westview H.S., Arizona Western JC, Avondale, Ariz. (Transfer)
Michael Barnett, DE, Woodland JH.S., Dorchester, S.C.
Jake Ganus, LB, Chelsea H.S./UAB, Chelsea, Ala. (transfer from UAB)
Jackson Harris, TE, Columbia Central H.S., Columbia, Tenn.
Jonathan Ledbetter, DT, Tucker H.S., Tucker, Ga.
Natrez Patrick, LB, Mays H.S., Atlanta, Ga.
Jarvis Wilson, DB, Tupelo H.S., Tupelo, Miss.
Jacob Park, QB, Stratford H.S., Goose Creek, S.C.
Johnathan Atkins – DT – Thomson HS/Hargrave Military – Thomson, GA
Aulden Bynum – OL – Valwood HS – Valdosta, GA
Josh Cardiello- OL – Buford HS – Buford, GA
Reggie Carter – LB – South Gwinnett HS – Snellville, GA
JJ Green – TB – Camden County HS – Kingsland, GA
Tray Matthews – DB – Newnan HS – Newnan, GA
Quincy Mauger – DB – Kell HS – Marietta, GA
Chris Mayes – DT – Spalding Co. HS/Gulf Coast CC – Griffin, GA
Brice Ramsey – QB – Camden County HS – Kingsland, GA
Ryne Rankin – LB – East River HS – Orlando, FL
Jonathon Rumph – WR – Brookland-Cayce (SC) HS/Holmes CC
Tramel Terry – ATH- Goose Creek HS, Goose Creek, SC
Reggie Wilkerson – DB – North Marion HS – Citra, FL
Keith Marshall – TB – Millbrook HS – Raleigh, NC
Faton Bauta – QB – Dwyer HS – West Palm Beach, FL
Mark Beard – OL – Minor HS (AL)/Coffeyville (Kan.) CC – Adamsville, AL
Christian LeMay-QB-Butler H.S.-Matthews, N.C.
Chris Conley – WR- North Paulding H.S., Dallas, Ga.
Kolton Houston-OT-Buford H.S., Buford,Ga.
Dallas Lee- OL- Buford HS- Buford, Ga.
Zach Mettenberger- QB- Oconee County HS-Watkinsville, Ga.
Aaron Murray- QB- Plant HS- Tampa, Fla.
Akeem Hebron- LB- Georgia Military College- Good Counsel HS (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Dontavious Jackson- RB- Heard County HS- Franklin, Ga.
Ben Jones- C- Bibb County HS- Centreville, Ala.
Tavarres King- WR- Habersham County HS- Mount Airy, Ga.
Richard Samuel- RB- Cass HS- Cartersville, Ga.
Scott Haverkamp- OL- Butler County CC- El Dorado KS
Corvey Irvin- DT- Georgia Military College, Augusta, Ga.
Tanner Strickland- OL- Berrien County HS- Nashville, Ga.
Trinton Sturdivant- OL- Anson HS- Wadesboro N.C.
Vince Vance- OL- Georgia Military College, Hinesville, Ga.
Jarius Wynn- DE- Georgia Military College, Lincolnton, Ga.
Asher Allen- CB- Tucker HS- Tucker, Ga.
Ricardo Crawford- DT- West Columbus HS- Fair Bluff, N.C.
Kris Durham- WR- Calhoun HS- Calhoun, Ga.
John Miller- OL- Woodland HS- Cartersville, Ga.
Kevin Perez- OL- Killian HS- Miami, Fla.
Matthew Stafford- QB- Highland Park HS- Dallas, Texas
Blake Barnes- QB- Baldwyn HS, Baldwyn, Miss.
AJ Bryant- QB/ATH- Peach County HS- Fort Valley, Ga.
Danny Ware- RB- Hargrave Military Academy- Rockmart HS, Rockmart, Ga.
Josh Brock- OL- Cartersville HS- Cartersville, Ga.
Preston Pannell- DE- Hargrave Military-Crisp Co. HS, Cordele, Ga.
Darrius Swain- DT- Hargrave Military-Tucker HS, Decatur, Ga.
Joe Tereshinski- QB- Athens Academy- Athens, Ga.
Terrence Edwards- SE- Washington County HS- Tennille, Ga.
Regan Torbert- QB- Peach County HS- Fort Valley, Ga.
Nate Hybl- QB- Jeff Davis HS- Colbert, Ga.
Randall Kendrick- OT- Turner County HS- Ashburn, Ga.
Jon England- QB- Norcross HS- Duluth, Ga.
Eric Zeier- QB- Marietta HS- Marietta, Ga.
Matt Messer- SN- Clarke Central HS- Athens, Ga.
Gil Rhodes- SE- Edison HS- Huntington Beach, Ca.
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