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2017 Georgia Bulldogs Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Georgia Bulldogs Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1 

Georgia Bulldogs Recruiting Class Overview

Kirby Smart is taking to this whole recruiting thing. He hit the ground running when he took over last year, but with a full campaign to work, he and his staff absolutely crushed a class that’s as good as any in the country, if not the best overall. The Bulldogs came up with a solid 2016 class built around the defense, and a tremendous haul in 2015 also cranking up the D. This time, Georgia got a class for everyone.

The defense got its stars again, with Richard LeCounte one of the nation’s top safeties, and Walter Grant a killer linebacker for the outside, and Nate McBride and Monty Rice for the inside. But the best players coming in are on the other side, with a breathtaking array of outstanding future offensive stars. QB Jake Fromm will wait his turn behind Jacob Eason, and should be the top backup for the next few years. D’Andre Swift should be the next new great Bulldog running back, and then there’s the …

The Georgia Bulldogs Class Is Heavy On …

Offensive line. The Bulldogs have one massive problem going into the season – the O line – and while it’s not reasonable to expect a new recruiting class to fill in the gaps, this haul of top-shelf talent might immediately help the cause. JUCO transfer D’Marcus Hayes is more than good enough to push for one of the empty starting spots, while Isaiah Wilson out of New York, and Andrew Thomas, D’antne Demery and Netori Johnson from in-state, are all talented enough to at least play a role on the depth chart early on. At the very least, this is the foundation of Smart’s special class.

The Star of the Georgia Bulldogs Class Is …

QB Jake Fromm, 6-2, 205, Warner Robins, GA – In this amazing class, it’s possible RB D’Andre Swift is the star, or OT Isaiah Wilson, or S Richard LeCounte, and on and on and one. But in terms of who the best player is who’s coming in, Fromm is the main man with a huge arm and a maturity to step in and produce right away if needed. Of course, he’s almost certainly not going to push out Mr. Eason, and this might be a recruit for 2019, but he could make some noise if the passing game struggles. He could’ve been in the hunt for the starting job right away at Florida, North Carolina, or Tennessee, and Alabama was on the table, but he’s Georgia’s get.

The Georgia Bulldogs Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Offensive tackle. With center Brandon Kublanow gone, along with both starting tackles, the Georgia offensive line needs a ton of help. The running backs are the best in the country, the defense is loaded, and the passing game should be better, but the front five on the O needs to rock without Tyler Catalina on the left side and Greg Pyke on the right. There are options to play around with, but needing three new starters on an SEC line isn’t a positive.