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Grading Georgia soccer’s 2019 recruiting class
Georgia’s signing class is within the books for the 2019 recruiting cycle. The Bulldogs signed 24 gamers in all and accomplished with the No. 2 total class within the country, with highest Alabama inserting collectively a higher class. It landed the No. 1 prospect within the country in Nolan Smith, and pulled in a large shock on Nationwide Signing Day by touchdown 5-star large receiver George Pickens.
In any case no longer everything went highest for the Bulldogs in this class. Georgia seen two gamers 5-star commits de-commit within the make of Jadon Haselwood and John Emery Jr. So with taking everything into yarn, we’ve determined to grade out Georgia’s 2019 class. Wait on in December, we gave the Bulldogs a B+ after Early Signing Day:
Quarterbacks, B-: The Bulldogs pulled in two quarterbacks within the 2019 recruiting class in 4-star quarterback Dwan Mathis and three-star quarterback Stetson Bennett. Neither are the massive-title quarterbacks that Kirby Stunning has landed within the previous, however Georgia didn’t desire to land a starting quarterback in this class. The Bulldogs salvage Jake Fromm for 2019, and even though does whisk the total scheme down to injure, the Bulldogs chance is possible sunk anyway.
Working succor, C+: Georgia did sign 4-star working succor Kenny McIntosh out of Florida. He’s a physical succor within the make of Elijah Holyfield. However the clarification for the low grade is thanks to what this class would possibly possibly well well well’ve had. We talked about that Georgia had the No. 2 total working succor in Emery Jr. dedicated at one level. He flipped to LSU. Then Georgia went very laborious after the No. 1 working succor within the country in Trey Sanders. He ended up going to Alabama.
It’s worth mentioning that if Zamir White is healthy in 2019 even though, it doesn’t topic who Georgia introduced in at the working succor build of living. A healthy White ought to invent Georgia’s working succor room correct as true if no longer higher in 2019.
Broad receivers/tight ends, A: Things weren’t taking a perceive massive when Haselwood ended up deciding on Oklahoma and Isaac Nauta, Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley declared early for the NFL draft. However the Bulldogs alleviated any drawback when it landed Pickens and three-star tight cease Brett Seither on Nationwide Signing Day.
Georgia landed two top-5 large receivers in this class in Pickens and Dominick Blaylock. Makiya Tongue out of Louisiana would possibly be a apt grab for the massive receivers coach Cortez Hankton. Georgia hadn’t landed a top-5 large receiver since 2009. That’s a sizable grab for the Bulldogs.
Offensive line, B+: After the stellar offensive line haul in 2018, Georgia didn’t desire a ton of offensive line abet in this class. But that didn’t cease the Bulldogs from pulling 5-star center Clay Webb out of Alabama. Georgia also introduced in 4-star offensive kind out Xavier Truss and 4-star Warren McClendon.
Some would possibly possibly well well well squabble about Georgia no longer touchdown a increased rated kind out prospect, however this changed into once a genuinely stable class that ought to no longer much less than present depth at the kind out spots.
Line of defense, A+: The defensive line class has depth and star energy. It’s got the aforementioned No. 1 prospect within the country in Smith, 5-star defensive kind out Travon Walker, the No. 1 JUCO player within the country in Jermaine Johnson and a trio of Tennessee defensive linemen.
The cause the SEC has been so dominant is thanks to defensive line play. Georgia’s entrance got a total higher within the 2019 recruiting class. This class goes to be a large reveal for opposing offensive traces for years to near.
Linebackers, A: This community pulled in 5-star linebacker within the country in Nakobe Dean and pulled him out of Mississippi. The Bulldogs also reeled in Rian Davis — a top 100 player out of Florida — and Trezmen Marshall from Homerville, Ga.
Whenever you happen to ingredient in who Georgia introduced in with its final class in Quay Walker and Channing Tindall, UGA is determined at linebacker for the subsequent couple of classes. In 2020 Georgia won’t target many linebacker prospects. But thanks to the Bulldogs’ work these final two classes, they won’t desire to.
Secondary, A: If the Bulldogs had pulled in Kaiir Elam, this would possibly possibly’ve been an A+. But even with out him, Georgia will correct salvage to settle for the No. three cornerback within the country in Tyrique Stevenson, the No. three safety in Lewis Cine and the No. 2 JUCO defensive succor in D.J. Daniel.
There’s no longer a ton of depth with the category, however all three signees salvage the possible to be immediate influence gamers for Georgia in 2019. Whenever you happen to ingredient in that Georgia did this while shedding used defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, that’s a large effort by Stunning to salvage this class collectively.
Overall, A: In December this class changed into once a B+. Since then, the Bulldogs added Stevenson, Pickens and Seither. That bumped up the defensive backs and big receiver grades for the category. It’s also the 2nd highest class Georgia has ever landed, at the succor of highest final year’s class.
It’s no longer a higher class than what Alabama introduced in. But that’s highest because Alabama signed more prospects. And the Bulldogs’ 2019 class is severely higher than the Crimson Tide’s 2018 class. Stunning has persevered to shut the gap between Georgia and Alabama. We’ve seen that on the self-discipline the final two years on the self-discipline and the Bulldogs proceed to pause so on the recruiting path.
Most productive Georgia soccer tales from round DawgNation
- Never doubt Georgia’s Kirby Stunning in the case of signing day fireworks
- Used Georgia soccer QB Justin Fields speaks, no longer taking a perceive succor
- Social media reacts to Georgia’s fair flip of 5-star large receiver George Pickens
- Georgia soccer: How the nation’s No. 2 recruiting class for 2019 changed into once built
- Auburn coach claims 5-star’s flip to UGA ‘is no longer going to trouble us’
- Georgia soccer podcast: Response to 5-star WR George Pickens’ flip to UGA
- Georgia soccer coach Kirby Stunning on ESPNU: ‘With every class, we’ve grown’
- Nationwide Signing Day: Georgia soccer signees, projected commitments, live updates
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