UGA Football Recruiting Update: March 15, 2016

    UGA football recruiting update for the week of March 15, 2016 as Kirby Smart continues to sell prospects on Georgia.

    March 15, 2016


    UGA football recruiting update for the week of March 15, 2016 as Kirby Smart continues to sell prospects on Georgia.


    Kirby Smart doesn’t take prisoners on the recruiting trail — only commitments.

    As of right now, the Bulldogs barely have a handful of prospects committed in their 2017 class, but Smart is still bringing out the heavy artillery in order to bring recruits to Athens, Ga.

    Last week, the coach made headlines when he offered nine scholarships at one powerhouse high school in south Florida.

    The plan Smart has is pretty clear: he wants to paint Florida red and black, and turn the talent-rich state into a UGA pipeline. It’s also convenient the area he’s eyeing is Miami — Mark Richt’s backyard.

    The last thing Richt needs is to lose hometown recruits to his old team and his successor, but Smart doesn’t care. The new Bulldogs head coach is about winning, and in order to win, one must recruit.

    Below is how UGA’s 2017 class looks right now.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.


    UGA Football Recruiting Update



    Complete Class

  1. No. 8 Overall Class
  2. Total Commits: 6
  3. 5-Star Commits: 0
  4. 4-Star Commits: 4
  5. 3-Star Commits: 2
  6. Jake Fromm: 4-Star, No. 9 QB, No. 91 Overall
  7. Jaden Hunter: 4-Star, No. 16 OLB, No. 181 Overall
  8. Breon Dixon: 4-Star, No. 20 OLB, No. 260 Overall
  9. Richard LeCounte: 4-Star, No. 2 S, No. 26 Overall
  10. Xavier Jenkins: unranked 3-Star WR
  11. Justin Shaffer: unranked 3-Star OG


  12. Top Targets

  13. Deangelo Gibbs: 5-Star, No. 2 ATH, No. 3 Overall
  14. Cam Akers: 4-Star, No. 9 RB, No. 82 Overall
  15. Nate McBride: 4-Star, No. 2 ILB, No. 58 Overall
  16. Jamyest Williams: 4-Star, No. 7 ATH, No. 63 Overall
  17. Andrew Thomas: 4-Star, No. 21 OT, No. 188 Overall

  18. Bulldogs Buzz

  19. UGA Offers Scholarship To Former Super Bowl Champion’s Son
  20. Kirby Smart, UGA Offer 9 Scholarships At One South Florida High School
  21. 4-Star QB’s Dad Explains Why Son Picked Kirby Smart Over Nick Saban


  22. Tweet Of The Week

    UGA outside linebacker commit Jaden Hunter can’t wait to see Odell Beckham Jr. in the NFL.


    Scouting The Enemy

  23. 3-Star QB Daulton Hyatt committed to Arkansas (3/12/2016)
  24. 3-Star OLB Damani Staley committed to South Carolina (3/9/2016)
  25. 3-Star TE Chase Rogers committed to Tennessee (3/7/2016)
  26. 3-Star recruit De’Morreal Burnam, No. 28 OLB, committed to Tennessee (3/5/2016)
  27. 3-Star quarterback Roshauud Paul committed to Texas A&M (3/5/2016)


  28. Recent UGA Offers

  29. Jeremiah Holloman, 2017 4-Star, No. 32 WR, No. 231 Overall, Covington, Ga. 
  30. Kenny McIntosh, 2019 S, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  31. Tarik Black, 2017 4-Star, No. 15 WR, No. 116 Overall, Cheshire, Conn. 
  32. Lashawn Paulino-Bell, 2017, No. 63 DE, Unranked Overall, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  33. Alphonso Blades II, 2018 CB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  34. Asante Samuel Jr., 2018 4-Star CB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  35. MORE: 
    4-Star QB In 2017 Class Flips To UGA

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