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Georgia Football Recruiting

Dawg Post Recruiting Report Version 2.2

April 15, 2018

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ATHENS - Dawg Post give its readers insight and analysis each day during the NCAA-mandated Evaluation Period. 

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2019 UGA target and 5-star Grayson LB Owen Pappoe‍ scored what various reports have called the highest ever SPARQ test score - 147.12 - at a regional event. He did that Sunday in Charlotte. 

2019 5-star Cedar Grove WR and UGA commit Jadon Haselwood‍ took an official visit to Oklahoma over the weekend. 

2019 4-star Colonia (NJ) DL Antonio Alfano‍ visited Georgia over the weekend. 

2019 5-star IMG (FL) LB and UGA commit Nolan Smith‍ visited Florida for the Gators’ spring game. 

2019 4-star Blessed Trinity LB and UGA commit J.D Bertrand‍ visited UGA over the weekend.  

2020 Marietta QB Harrison Bailey‍ visited Alabama Saturday. 

2020 Southern Columbia (PA) WR Julian Fleming‍ visited Georgia over the weekend. 

2020 Peach County LB Sergio Allen‍ visited Georgia over the weekend. 

2019 4-star Tucker DL Derrick McLendon‍ was named the Rivals 3 Stripe Atlanta defensive line MVP. 

2019 5-star Oxford (AL) OL Clay Webb‍ was named the Rivals 3 Stripe Atlanta offensive line MVP.

2018 UGA commit Tyson Campbell‍ ran a 10.43 in the finals of his district 100-Meter Dash on Thursday. 

2019 3-star Marist DB Kyle Hamilton‍ visited Michigan over the weekend. 

2019 4-star Buford OL Harry Miller‍ visited Ohio State over the weekend. 

2020 Pierce County OL Avery Jernigan visited Georgia over the weekend. 

It seems quarterback is a spot where players are starting to line up with their college choices. This week two of the top seven consensus prospects at that position committed to programs - Sun Valley (NC) QB Sam Howell to Florida State and Avon Old Farms (CT) QB Taisun Phommachanh to Clemson. Howell had an offer from UGA while Phommachanh didn’t. 

According to published reports, of the 14 players Georgia has offered at quarterback six are committed to a school.  


Georgia’s annual G Day kickoff Saturday at 4 PM on ESPN. The Bulldogs are set to host a slew of prospects for the event. Kirby Smart has encouraged fans to fill up Sanford Stadium in order to impress recruits. No one in the SEC has attracted more than 60,000 fans for their spring game yet this season. Ohio State, which has been a leader in spring attendance of late, allowed in only 79,000 fans due to construction at Ohio Stadium. 

Monday is the start of the so-called Evaluation Period in the NCAA recruiting calendar. From April 16 until May 31, every day save Sundays will serve as a part of the evaluation period. 

The NCAA defines the evaluation period in this paragraph:

“During an evaluation period, a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period.”

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5-star Cedar Grove WR Jadon Haselwood‍ 

Matt DeBary on Haselwood: The 5-star WR out of Cedar Grove chose Georgia on 3/16/17 over Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma and many others. Haselwood will bring an elite combination of size and speed and should push for immediate playing time in 2019. 

5-star IMG (FL) DL Nolan Smith‍ 

Matt DeBary on Smith: The Bulldogs were the first offer for the 5-star out of IMG Academy (FL) and they earned his commitment on 01/29/17. Smith is an outstanding athlete at 6-foot-3 234-pounds with elite speed off the edge. He's one of the top pass rushers in the country and will start his career at OLB for the Bulldogs in 2019.

5-star Walton WR Dominick Blaylock

Matt DeBary on Blaylock: Another one of the top receivers in the country, the Walton playmaker committed to Georgia on 7/16/17. Blaylock is a fluid route runner at 6-foot-1 195-pounds with excellent hands. Like Haselwood, Blaylock should compete for early playing time the second he arrives on campus. 

4-star Dacula DB Jalen Perry

Matt DeBary on Perry: This Georgia staff is looking for longer defensive backs, and that's exactly what they're getting in Dacula athlete Jalen Perry. The 6-foot-1 188-pound cornerback is long and athletic with the ability to play some offense and special teams as well. Perry is a four-star prospect and one of the top ranked cornerbacks in the south.

4-star Christian Brothers (TN) DL Bill Norton

Matt DeBary on Norton: The Bulldogs went up to Memphis and got one of the top prospects in Tennessee in Christian Brothers DL Bill Norton. Norton committed to Georgia on 3/18/18 and will be able to play all over the defensive line at 6-foot-6 275-pounds. 

4-star Kennesaw Mountain TE Ryland Goede

Matt DeBary on Goede: The four-star TE out of Kennesaw Mountain chose Georgia over Auburn, Michigan, Florida, and others on 2/7/18. Goede brings great size at 6-foot-6 240-pounds and will be a huge asset in the run game with his length and ability to block. He's more athletic than people realize and should be a weapon in the red zone as well.

4-star Blessed Trinity LB J.D Bertrand

Matt DeBary on Bertrand: A tough, instinctual linebacker, the Blessed Trinity defender committed to Georgia on 7/15/17. With his 6-foot-1 218-pound frame, Bertrand can play both inside and outside linebacker positions and has a true nose for the football. He's a good tackler who can make an early impact on special teams as he climbs the depth chat at linebacker throughout his career.


In-state offers - 42 as of noon April 15, 2018

5-star Cedar Grove WR Jadon Haselwood (Committed to UGA)
5-star Walton WR Dominick Blalock (Committed to UGA)
4-star Marietta WR Ramel Keyton
4-star Spalding WR Zion Puckett
4-star Grayson WR Kenyon Jackson

4-star Kennesaw Mountain TE Ryland Goede
3-star Riverdale TE Jaelyn Lay
3-star Cartersville TE Jackson Lowe

4-star Grayson OL Wanya Morris
4-star Brunswick OL Warren McClendon
4-star North Murray OL Luke Griffin (decommitted from UGA)
4-star Callaway OL Keiondre Jones
4-star Buford OL Harry Miller

4-star ECI DL Curis Fann
4-star Tucker DL Derrick McClendon
5-star Greater Atlanta Christian DL Chris Hinton (Committed to Michigan)
4-star Forest Park DL Justin Eboigbe
4-star Riverdale DL Dante Walker
4-star Archer DL Colby Wooden
4-star Upson-Lee DL Travon Walker
4-star Mountain View DL Jaelin Humphries 
4-star Cedar Grove DL Rashad Cheney (Committed to Alabama)

5-star Grayson LB Owen Pappoe
4-star Troup County LB King Mwikuta (Committed to Alabama)
4-star Grayson LB Kevin Harris
4-star Blessed Trinity Catholic LB J.D. Bertrand (Committed to UGA)

4-star Archer DB Andrew Booth
4-star Dacula DB Jalen Perry (Committed to UGA)
4-star North Gwinnett DB DJ Turner
4-star North Gwinnett DB Warren Burrell
4-star Hillgrove DB Jaylen McCullough
4-star Milton DB Joseph Charleston (Committed to Clemson)
4-star Grayson DB Kenyatta Watson
3-star North Gwinnett DB Quinton Newsome
3-star Marist DB Kyle Hamilton

4-star Clinch County ATH Trezmen Marshall
4-star Frederica Academy WR Jashawn Sheffield
4-star Frederica Academy ATH Jaylin Simpson
4-star Grayson ATH Ronald Thompkins
4-star Blessed Trinity ATH Steele Chambers
4-star Crisp County ATH Jammie Robinson
3-star Stephenson ATH Tra Wilkins

Out-of-state (Only non-committed prospects or UGA commits)

4-star St Pius X (TX) QB Grant Gunnell
4-star Murrieta Valley (CA) Hank Bachmeier
3-star John Jay (TX) QB Jacob Zeno
3-star North Panola (MS) Kenneth Jefferson
4-star Cajon (CA) QB Jayden Daniels
4-star Sheldon (OR) QB Michael Johnson
4-star Lewis Central (IA) QB Max Duggan
3-star IMG (FL) QB David Baldwin

4-star Mater Dei (CA) RB Sean Dollars
5-star IMG (FL) RB Trey Sanders
4-star IMG (FL) RB Noah Cain
4-star Destrehan (LA) RB John Emery
4-star North Stafford (VA) RB Devyn Ford 
4-star University School (FL) RB Kenny Macintosh
4-star Miami Carol City (FL) RB Nay’quan Wright
4-star Katy (TX) RB Deondrick Glass
4-star St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) RB Daniel Carter

4-star Lake Travis (TX) WR Garrett Wilson
4-star Calabasas (CA) WR Mycah Pittman
4-star Trinity Catholic (MO) WR Marcus Washington
4-star Kentwood (LA) WR Trey Palmer
4-star Folsom (CA) WR Joe Ngata
4-star St Pius X (TX) WR Jalen Curry
4-star Chaminade-Madonna Prep (FL) WR John Dunmore
4-star Notre Dame Preparatory (AZ) WR Jake Smith
4-star West Mesquite (TX) WR Dylan Wright
4-star Doral Academy Charter (FL) WR Brieon Fuller
4-star Eleanor Roosevelt (CA) WR Braedin Huffman-Dixon
4-star Cardinal Ritter College Prep (MO) WR Jameson Williams
3-star Bentonville West (AR) WR Jadon Jackson
3-star Dorman (SC) WR Jacoby Pinckney
3-star Columbus (FL) WR Kalani Norris
3-star Dulles (TX) WR Ainias Smith

4-star Lakeland (FL) TE Keon Zipperer
4-star Orange Lutheran (CA) TE Ethan Rae
3-star Dickinson (TX) TE Jalen Wydermyer
3-star Emerald (SC) TE Luke Deal
3-star Brock (TX) TE Baylor Cupp

5-star Belleville (MI) OL Devonte Dobbs
5-star Atascocita (FL) OL Kenyon Green
5-star Huntington (WV) OL Darnell Wright
4-start Oak Ridge (TX) OL Tyler Johnson
4-star Edina (MN) OL Quinn Carroll
4-star Bishop Hendricken (RI) OL Xavier Truss
4-star Thompson (AL) OL Amari Kight
4-star Crystal Lake South (IL) OL Trevor Keegan
4-star Jonesboro (AR) OL Darius Thomas
4-star Muskegon (MI) OL Anthony Bradford
4-star Belleview (FL) OL Michael Tarquin
4-star North Forest (TX) OL Javonne Shepard
4-star Camden Fairview (AR) OL Stacy Wilkins 
4-star Taylor (TX) OL Andrew Coker
4-star Pine-Richland (PA) OL Andrew Kristofic

4-star IMG Academy (FL) OL Evan Neal
4-star IMG (FL) OL Deyavie Hammond 
4-star Plant (FL) OL William Putnam 
4-star Miami (FL) OL Donte Lucas
4-star Allen (TX) OL EJ Ndoma-Ogar

5-5-star Oxford (AL) OL Clay Webb

5-star Olentangy Orange (OH) DL Zach Harrison
5-star IMG (FL) DL Nolan Smith (Committed to UGA)
4-star Cardinal Gibbons (FL) DL Khris Bogle 
4-star Nolan Catholic (TX) DL NaNa Osafo-Mensah
4-star Gonzaga (DC) DL Joseph Wete
4-star St. Francis (CA) DL Joshua Pakola
4-star Auburndale (FL) DL Lloyd Summerall
3-star Plano West (TX) DL Shemar Pearl
3-star Robinson (AR) DL Zach Williams
4-star Independence CC (KS) DL Jermaine Johnson

5-star Hanna (SC) DL Zach Pickens
4-star Seminary (MS) DL Nathan Pickering
4-star Rahway (NJ) DL Antonio Alfano
4-star Perry Central (MS) DL Jaren Handy
4-star Mayde Creek (TX) DL Marcus Stripling
4-star Christian Brothers (TN) DL Bill Norton (Committed to UGA)
4-star Siegel (TN) DL Joseph Anderson
4-star West Jones (MS) DL Byron Young
4-star Dunbar (FL) DL Derick Hunter
4-star Dillard (FL) DL Braylen Ingraham
4-star Mentor (OH) DL Noah Potter
4-star Carman-Ainsworth (MI) DL Michael Fletcher
3-star Putnam City (OK) DL Collin Clay
3-star Moore Traditional School (KY) DL JJ Weaver
3-star John Ehret (LA) DL Earl Brauet
3-star Rockledge (FL) DL Dorien Josey

5-star Amite (LA) DL Ishmael Sopsher
5-star St. Louis (HI) DL Faatui Tuitele
4-star Judson (TX) DL DeMarvin Leal
4-star East Kentwood (MI) DL Mazi Smith
4-star Person (NC) Joshua Harris
4-star Wekiva (FL) DL Tyler Davis
4-star North Stanly (NC) DL C.J. Clark
4-star Franklin Road Academy (TN) DL Tymon Mitchell
3-star St. Petersburg (FL) DL Kennan Hester
3-star Southwest (NC) DL Derek Green
3-star Hirschi (TX) DL Lloyd Murray

5-star Louisa County (VA) DL Brandon Smith
5-star Horn Lake (MS) LB Nakobe Dean
5-star John Ehret (LA) LB Donte Starks

4-star Jesuit (CA) LB Laiatu Latu
4-star Deerfield Beach (FL) LB Ge’mon Eaford
4-star Wekiva (FL) LB Rian Davis 
4-star IMG (FL) LB Mikel Jones
3-star Carver (AL) LB Ke’shun Brown
3-star Miami Southridge (FL) LB Diamante Howard
3-star Pedro Menendez (FL) LB Tye Edwards
4-star King (TX) LB Joshua Wyatt

5-star Dunham School (LA) DB Derek Stingily
4-star Mater Dei (CA) DB Jeremiah Criddell
4-star Miami Southridge (FL) DB Tyrique Stevenson 
4-star Fort Bend Bush (TX) DB Erick Young
4-star Junipero Serra (CA) DB Max Williams
4-star The Benjamin School (FL) DB Kaiir Elam
4-star Edna Karr (LA) DB Devin Bush
4-star Aledo (TX) DB Jeffery Carter
4-star Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA) DB Sheridan Jones
4-star Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA) DB Tayvion Land
4-star St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) DB Jaden Davis
4-star Madison (TX) DB Bobby Wolfe
4-star Oscar Smith (VA) DB Cam’Ron Kelly
4-star Warren Easton (LA) DB Chester Kimbrough
4-star Chamberlin (FL) DB John Dixon
4-star Episcopal (VA) DB Salim Turner-Muhammad
4-star Dekaney (TX) DB Marcus Banks

5-star Washington (OK) DB Daxton Hill
4-star Everett (MA) DB Lewis Cine
4-star Lanett (AL) DB Trikweze Bridges 
4-star Parkway North (MO) DB Jalani Williams
4-star Godby (FL) DB Cortez Andrews
4-star Fort Bend Bush (TX) DB Jamal Morris
4-star Florida State Univ. School (FL) DB Raymond Woodie 
4-star Northwest Rankin (MS) DB Jarring Jones
4-star St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) DB Jordan Battle
4-star Brandon (MS) DB Jonathon Mingo 

5-star Mater Dei (CA) ATH Bru McCoy
5-star Harding University (NC) ATH Quaveris Crouch 
4-star Wellington (FL) ATH Mark-Anthony Richards
5-star University School (FL) ATH Josh Sanguinetti
4-star Episcopal (VA) Litchfield Ajavon
4-star Oscar Smith (VA) ATH Cam’Rom Kelly
4-star University Lab (LA) ATH Christian Harris 
4-star Higley (AZ) ATH Ty Robinson 
4-star Whitehaven (TN) ATH Keveon Mullins 
3-star University Lab (LA) ATH Makiya Tongue
3-star Horn Lake (MS) ATH Raydarious Jones
3-star Miami Palmetto (FL) ATH Cornelius Nunn
3-star Charleston (MS) ATH Deantre Prince 
3-star Oak Grove (MS) ATH John Rhys Plumlee

3-star Hoover (AL) K Will Reichard

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