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Georgia Announces Five Additions to 2022 Signing Class


Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during the College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday Jan. 10, 2022. (Photo by Mackenzie Miles)

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia football team announced the signing of five student-athletes to its 2022 signing class Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday’s signees joined 24 previous prospects who signed with the program in December and January. The complete roster of signees, as well as biographic information is included below:

2022 Georgia Football Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School

Keithian “Bear” Alexander DL 6-3 315 Terrell, Texas Brewer

Aliou Bah OL 6-5 330 Memphis, Tenn. IMG Academy

Dillon Bell WR 6-0 210 Houston, Texas The Kinkaid School

Drew Bobo OL 6-5 290 Auburn, Ala. Auburn Oscar Delp TE 6-5 225 Cumming, Ga. West Forsyth

Daylen Everette DB 6-1 190 Norfolk, Va. IMG Academy

Earnest Greene, III OL 6-4 330 Los Angeles, Calif. St. John Bosco HS

Jacob Hood OL 6-8 350 Nashville, Tenn. Hillsboro

Julian Humphrey DB 6-0 190 Webster, Texas Clear Lake

Marvin Jones, Jr. OLB 6-5 250 Sunrise, Fla. American Heritage

E.J. Lightsey ILB 6-2 210 Fitzgerald, Ga. Fitzgerald

C.J. Madden LB 6-4 240 Ellenwood, Ga. Cedar Grove

Christen Miller DL 6-4 295 Ellenwood, Ga. Cedar Grove

De’Nylon Morrissette WR 6-1 200 Stone Mountain, Ga. North Cobb

Andrew Paul RB 5-11 220 Dallas, Texas Parish Episcopal

Branson Robinson RB 5-10 220 Canton, Miss. Germantown

Griffin Scroggs OL 6-3 315 Grayson, Ga. Grayson

Jaheim “Slim” Singletary DB 6-1 175 Jacksonville, Fla. Riverside

C.J. Smith WR 6-3 175 Apopka, Fla. Mount Dora

Darris Smith OLB 6-5 225 Baxley, Ga. Appling County HS

Cole Speer WR 5-11 185 Calhoun, Ga. Calhoun

Malaki Starks DB 6-1 205 Jefferson, Ga. Jefferson

Gunner Stockton QB 6-1 210 Tiger, Ga. Rabun County

JaCorey Thomas DB 6-0 200 Orlando, Fla. Boone

Brett Thorson P 6-2 210 Dumbalk North, Aus. ProKick Australia

Jalon Walker ILB 6-2 225 Salisbury, N.C. Salisbury

C.J. Washington ILB 6-1 220 Cedartown, Ga. Cedartown

Shone Washington DL 6-4 300 New Orleans, La. Life of Christ

Mykel Williams OLB 6-5 260 Columbus, Ga. Hardaway

Denotes February 2022 signee

KEITHIAN “BEAR” ALEXANDER, DL, 6-3, 315

Terrell, Texas, Brewer HS

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Pepper Johnson…selected to play in 2022 Under Armour All-America Game…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #14 defensive lineman prospect nationally, the #16 prospect in Texas and the #110 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #6 DL nationally, #5 prospect in Florida and #29 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #5 DL nationally, #9 prospect in Texas and #55 prospect nationally…rivals.com five-star prospect, #2 DL nationally, #1 prospect in Texas, and #9 prospect nationally…helped lead IMG Academy to 9-1 record in 2021 senior season…helped lead Denton Ryan HS to Texas 5A Division I state championship after joining team late in season…posted seven tackles in three games for Raiders…started career at Terrell (Texas) HS in 2018 freshman season…amassed 58 tackles, one sack, forced one fumble and recovered two, earning Texas District 8-5A Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors.

ALIOU BAH, OL, 6-5, 330

Memphis, Tenn., IMG Academy

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Pepper Johnson…247sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #39 offensive tackle prospect nationally and the #50 prospect in Florida …PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #37 OT prospect, #43 prospect in Florida, and #339 prospect nationally…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #46 OT prospect and #85 prospect in Florida…rivals.com four-star prospect, #18 OT prospect, #27 prospect in Florida and #205 prospect nationally…helped lead IMG Academy to 9-1 record in 2021 senior season… helped lead Ascenders to 8-0 record in 2020 junior season, paving way for 1,319 yards rushing during season…played for Whitehaven HS (Memphis, Tenn.) in 2019 sophomore season…helped lead Tigers to 10-2 record and to second round of TSSAA Class 6A playoffs…helped Tigers rush for 1,702 yards during season.

DILLON BELL, WR, 6-0, 210

Houston, Texas, The Kinkaid School

High School: The Kinkaid School, coached by Nathan Larned...247Sports.com three-star prospect...ranked as the #64 wide receiver prospect nationally and the #60 prospect in Texas...PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, #73 WR prospect, #68 prospect in Texas and #463 prospect nationally…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #46 WR prospect and #84 prospect in Texas…rivals.com three-star prospect, #64 WR prospect and #67 prospect in Texas...helped lead the Kinkaid School to a 9-2 record and an SPC 4A Championship in 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with 662 receiving yards, 46 catches (14.4 ypc) and 10 receiving touchdowns, 655 rushing yards on 101 carries (6.5 ypc) and 14 rushing touchdowns and 164 passing yards and three passing touchdowns...awarded the Offensive Player of the Year in 2021 by the Houston Touchdown Club...registered 24 catches for 350 yards (14.6 ypc) and two touchdowns to go along with 74 carries for 607 yards (8.2 ypc) and 18 touchdowns in 2020 junior season.

DREW BOBO, OL, 6-5, 290

Auburn Ala., Auburn HS

High School: Auburn HS, coached by Keith Etheredge…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #101 offensive tackle prospect nationally and the #41 prospect in Alabama…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #57 OT prospect and #32 prospect in Alabama…rivals.com three-star prospect, #40 prospect in Alabama…helped lead Auburn to 10-3 record and to semifinals of AHSAA Class 7A playoffs…selected to play in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game…helped lead Hammond HS (Columbia, S.C.) to 13-0 record and SCISA Class 3A state championship…son of former Georgia quarterback and current offensive analyst Mike Bobo, who also served as head coach at Colorado State.

OSCAR DELP, TE, 6-5, 225

Cumming, Ga., West Forsyth HS

High School: West Forsyth HS, coached by Dave Svehla…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #1 tight end prospect nationally, the #7 prospect in Georgia and the #50 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #2 TE prospect, #8 prospect in Georgia and #87 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #3 TE prospect, #14 prospect in Georgia and #157 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #3 TE prospect, #11 prospect in Georgia and #137 prospect nationally…DawgPost four-star prospect and #4 prospect in Georgia…helped lead West Forsyth to a 6-3 record and 968 all-purpose yards and nine total touchdowns in 2021 senior season, including 59 receptions for 923 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, as well as 14 carries for 45 yards and one touchdown…reached GHSA Class 7A playoffs with Wolverines, posting 10 receptions for 120 yards and one touchdown in first round loss… honored as a 247sports.com All-American…named to 2021 Georgia Class 2A All-State First Team Offense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…named 2021 Forsyth County Offensive Player of the Year…named to the 2020 MaxPreps All-Georgia second-team selection on offense as a junior after working at TE, but spent considerable time in the slot, and seeing limited defensive snaps as a junior for West Forsyth team that made it to third round of Class 7A playoffs…also plays lacrosse.

DAYLEN EVERETTE, 6-1, 190

Norfolk, Va., IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

High School: IMG Academy, coached by Pepper Johnson…selected to play in 2022 Under Armour All-American Game…247Sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #3 cornerback prospect nationally, the #4 prospect in Florida and the #17 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #7 CB prospect, #6 prospect in Florida and #39 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #8 CB prospect, #7 prospect in Florida and #46 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #7 CB prospect, #8 prospect in Florida and #41 prospect nationally… helped lead IMG Academy to 9-1 record in 2021 senior season…helped lead Ascenders to 8-0 record in 2020 junior season…tallied eight tackles and recovered a fumble in junior season…played first seasons at Norview HS (Norfolk, Va.)…helped lead Pilots to 5-5 record in 2019 sophomore season and VHSL Class 5A playoffs, recording 11 interceptions.

EARNEST GREENE, III, OL, 6-4, 330

Los Angeles, Calif., St. John Bosco HS

High School: St. John Bosco HS, coached by Jason Negro…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #2 interior offensive lineman prospect nationally, the #4 prospect in California and the #51 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #1 IOL prospect, #4 prospect in California and #61 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #8 IOL prospect, #3 prospect in California and #69 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #2 IOL prospect, #4 prospect in California and #39 prospect nationally…helped lead St. John Bosco to CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals in 2021 senior season…played an integral role on Braves team that was ranked in the top-ten nationally all season by MaxPreps.com… invited to the 2019 The Opening event…also took starting reps for the Braves throughout their season in the Trinity League in Southern California…helped the Braves win CIF Southern Section Division I state championship in 2019 sophomore season…father, Earnest, Jr., played at Savannah State and for San Diego Chargers from 1993-95, reaching Super Bowl XXIX in 1994.

JACOB HOOD, OL, 6-8, 350

Nashville, Tenn., Hillsboro HS

High School: Hillsboro HS, coached by Anthony Brown…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #57 offensive tackle prospect nationally and the #18 prospect in Tennessee…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #35 OT prospect, #12 prospect in Tennessee and #323 prospect nationally…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #51 OT prospect and #21 prospect in Tennessee…rivals.com four-star prospect, #19 OT prospect, #5 prospect in Tennessee and #215 prospect nationally…helped lead Hillsboro HS to 3-7 record in 2021 senior season…paved the way for a Burros offense that averaged 86.9 yards of offense per game in 2021.

JULIAN HUMPHREY, DB, 6-0, 190

Webster, Texas, Clear Lake HS

High School: Clear Lake HS, coached by Larry McRae…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #13 cornerback prospect nationally, the #17 prospect in Texas and the #87 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #11 CB prospect, #18 prospect in Texas and #95 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #19 CB prospect, #32 prospect in Texas and #176 prospect nationally…rivals.com five-star prospect, #5 CB prospect, #4 prospect in Texas and #26 prospect nationally…helped lead Clear Lake HS to a 4-6 record in his 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with 27 total tackles, 23 solo tackles, with 8 pass deflections… registered 24 tackles, 18 solo, with 8 passes defended and one interception in 2020 junior season...notched 27 total tackles, 20 solo, with seven passes defended and one interception in 2019 sophomore season.

MARVIN JONES, JR., OLB, 6-5, 250

Sunrise, Fla., American Heritage HS

High School: American Heritage HS, coached by Pat Surtain…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #2 edge prospect nationally, #5 prospect in Florida and #20 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #2 defensive end prospect, #7 prospect in Florida and #40 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #7 edge prospect, #11 prospect in Florida and #64 prospect nationally…rivals.com five-star prospect, #2 edge prospect, #3 prospect in Florida and #13 prospect nationally…helped lead American Heritage HS to 6-4 record and to FHSAA Class 5A regional semifinals…tallied 46 tackles, six tackles for loss and five sacks for Patriots in 2021 senior season…also caught three passes for 63 yards and one touchdown on offense…helped lead Patriots to 11-2 record and Class 5A state championship in 2020 junior season…posted 55 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and recovered a fumble in junior season…named to Florida HS Football Class 5A First Team Defense…father, Marvin, Sr., was a two-time All-American linebacker at Florida State and winner of 1992 Butkus and Lombardi Awards before playing 11 seasons for New York Jets.

EJ LIGHTSEY, ILB, 6-2, 210

Fitzgerald, Ga., Fitzgerald HS

High School: Fitzgerald HS, coached by Tucker Pruitt… 247Sports.com three-star prospect...ranked as the #44 inside linebacker nationally, the #34 prospect in Georgia and #490 prospect nationally...PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, ranked as #469 prospect nationally...ESPN.com three-star prospect, #21 ILB nationally and #67 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com three-star prospect, #36 inside linebacker nationally and the #52 prospect from the state of Georgia...helped lead Fitzgerald HS to the GHSA Class 2A championship with 13-2 record in his 2021 senior season…named to 2021 Georgia Class 2A All-State First Team Defense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…named Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year…named 2021 MaxPreps Small Town All-America Football First Team selection.

C.J. MADDEN, LB, 6-4, 240

Ellenwood, Ga., Cedar Grove HS

High School: Cedar Grove HS, coached by John Adams…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #16 linebacker prospect nationally, #16 prospect in Georgia and #163 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, #27 edge prospect, #44 prospect in Georgia and #425 prospect nationally…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #65 LB prospect and #90 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com three-star prospect, #32 LB prospect and #42 prospect in Georgia…DawgPost three-star prospect and #29 prospect in Georgia…led Cedar Grove to 12-3 record in 2021 senior season and GHSA Class 3A state championship…named to 2021 Georgia Class 3A All-State First Team Defense by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution…played in one JV game at Cedar Grove in 2020 junior season…played at Arabia Mountain HS (Lithonia, Ga.) in 2019 sophomore season...posted 20 tackles, two tackles for loss and forced two fumbles for Rams.

CHRISTEN MILLER, DL, 6-4, 295

Ellenwood, Ga., Cedar Grove HS

High School: Cedar Grove HS, coached by John Adams…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #19 defensive lineman prospect nationally, the #13 prospect in Georgia and the #139 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #21 DL prospect, #12 prospect in Georgia and #120 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #13 DL prospect, #13 prospect in Georgia and #139 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #5 DL prospect, #7 prospect in Georgia and #76 prospect nationally…DawgPost four-star prospect and #10 prospect in Georgia… led Cedar Grove to 12-3 record in 2021 senior season and GHSA Class 3A state championship…named to 2021 Georgia Class 3A All-State First Team Defense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…named Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year by AJC…led the Saints to the third round of Class 3A state playoffs in 2020 junior season… helped the Saints to Class 3A state championship in 2019 sophomore season.

DE’NYLON MORRISSETTE, WR, 6-1, 200

Stone Mountain, Ga., North Cobb HS

High School: North Cobb HS, coached by Shane Queen....selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #33 wide receiver prospect nationally, the #19 prospect in Georgia and the #195 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #31 WR prospect, #18 prospect in Georgia and #202 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #43 WR prospect and #30 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com four-star prospect, #29 WR prospect, #19 prospect in Georgia and #204 prospect nationally…DawgPost four-star prospect and #11 prospect in Georgia… helped lead North Cobb to a 10-2 record and to second round of GHSA 7A state playoffs in 2021 senior season…named to 2021 Georgia Class 7A All-State Honorable Mention by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…helped lead Brookwood HS to 8-3 record and GHSA 7A state playoffs in 2020 junior season…led Mustangs with seven touchdowns, 824 yards receiving, 63 receptions and receiving yards per game with 91.6…2020 Gwinnett Prep Sports All-County Second Team…attended St. Frances Academy in Baltimore for his sophomore and freshman years, coached by Chuck Bailey…was teammates with current Georgia linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson…named to MaxPreps High School Sophomore All-American Second Team Offense…also ran track.

ANDREW PAUL, RB, 5-11, 220

Dallas, Texas, Parish Episcopal School

High School: Parish Episcopal School, coached by Daniel Novakov…247Sports.com three-star prospect...ranked as the #59 running back nationally, the #105 prospect in Texas and the #592 prospect nationally...rivals.com three-star prospect, ranked as the #30 RB nationally and the #88 prospect in Texas...helped lead Parish Episcopal School to a third-consecutive TAPPS Division I state championship posting a 12-1 record in his 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with 271 carries for 2,616 yards and 41 touchdowns and 14 receptions for 208 yards and three touchdowns…registered 104 carries for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior…notched 883 yards and 11 touchdowns on 182 carries as a sophomore.

BRANSON ROBINSON, RB, 5-10, 220

Canton, Miss., Germantown HS

High School: Germantown HS, coached by Dan Chris...selected to play in the 2022 Under Armour All-America Game...247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #9 running back prospect nationally, the #3 prospect in Mississippi and the #137 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #4 RB prospect, #1 prospect in Mississippi and #47 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #1 RB prospect, #1 prospect in Mississippi and #35 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #1 RB prospect, #1 prospect in Mississippi and #38 prospect nationally...helped lead Germantown HS to a 5-7 record in 2021 senior season...carried the ball 121 times for 1,179 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2020 junior season…rushed 33 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns in 2019 sophomore season…tallied 119 carries for 873 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in 2018 freshman season.

GRIFFIN SCROGGS, OL, 6-3, 315

Grayson, Ga., Grayson HS

High School: Grayson HS, coached by Adam Carter…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #67 interior offensive lineman nationally and the #113 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, #69 offensive tackle prospect and the #84 prospect in Georgia…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #5 center prospect and #104 prospect in Georgia…rivals.com three-star prospect, #3 center prospect and #43 prospect in Georgia…DawgPost three-star prospect and #42 prospect in Georgia…helped lead Grayson to 10-4 record and GHSA Class 7A semifinals…named to 247Sports.com All-America Team…named to 2021 Georgia Class 7A All-State First Team Offense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…helped lead Rams to 2020 GHSA Class 7A state championship…named to 2020 MaxPreps All-State Second Team…played first two seasons at Buford HS.

JAHEIM “SLIM” SINGLETARY, DB, 6-1, 175

Jacksonville, Fla., Riverside HS

High School: Riverside HS, coached by O.J. Small…selected to play in 2022 Under Armour All-American Game…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #8 cornerback prospect nationally, the #8 prospect in Florida and the #66 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #5 CB prospect, #3 prospect in Florida and #18 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #3 CB prospect, #5 prospect in Florida and #20 prospect nationally…rivals.com five-star prospect, #2 CB prospect, #2 prospect in Florida and #10 prospect nationally…helped lead Riverside HS to a 10-2 record and FHSAA Class 6A regional semifinals in his 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with Generals with 28 total tackles, 21 solo tackles, with seven passes defended and four interceptions…registered 18 tackles, 15 solo stops, with six passes defended and three interceptions in 2020 junior season...notched 47 total tackles, 37 solo and 11 assists in 2019 sophomore season…posted 27 tackles, 24 solo, with six passes defended and seven interceptions in 2018 freshman season.

C.J. SMITH, WR, 6-3, 175

Apopka, Fla., Mount Dora HS

High School: Bishop Moore HS, coached by Matt Hendrick…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #69 wide receiver prospect and #49 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #36 WR prospect, #27 prospect in Florida and #230 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #16 WR prospect, #16 prospect in Florida and #119 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #44 WR prospect and #47 prospect in Florida…helped lead Bishop Moore HS to a 5-7 record in 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with eight receptions and 126 yards before injuring his meniscus and undergoing surgery…registered 23 receptions for 362 yards and four touchdowns as a junior…notched three receptions and 57 yards as a sophomore…won FHSAA Class 2A state championships in 100-meter and 200-meter as junior, was also runner-up in 4x100-meter relay…led state of Florida and ranked fourth nationally in 100-meter with 10.5 time in 2020-21 season.

DARRIS SMITH, OLB, 6-5, 225

Baxley, Ga., Appling County HS

High School: Appling County HS, coached by Jordan Mullis…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #14 edge prospect nationally, the #14 prospect in Georgia and the #145 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, #11 defensive end prospect, #16 prospect in Georgia and #160 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #20 edge prospect, #22 prospect in Georgia and #222 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #9 edge prospect, #14 prospect in Georgia and #156 prospect nationally…DawgPost four-star prospect and #13 prospect in Georgia…helped lead Appling County HS to 12-2 record and GHSA Class 3A semifinals in 2021 senior season…tallied 28 tackles, 18 solo stops, and five tackles for loss for Pirates in 2021…named to 2021 Georgia Class 3A All-State First Team Defense by the Atlanta Journal-Constiution…helped lead Pirates to GHSA Class 3A quarterfinals in 2020 junior season and second round in 2019 sophomore season…amassed 78 career tackles, 49 solo tackles, 9.5 sacks and forced two fumbles in career, while also tallying 20 catches for 381 yards and six touchdowns…also played basketball for Appling County.

COLE SPEER, WR, 5-11, 185

Calhoun, Ga., Calhoun HS

High School: Calhoun HS, coached by Clay Stephenson…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #66 wide receiver prospect nationally and the #40 prospect in Georgia…PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, #82 WR prospect, #47 prospect in Georgia and #488 prospect nationally…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #83 WR prospect and #50 prospect in Georgia… rivals.com three-star prospect…DawgPost three-star prospect and #31 prospect in Georgia…helped lead Calhoun to 12-3 record and to GHSA Class 5A championship game…named to 2021 Georgia Class 5A All-State First Team Offense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…registered 59 receptions for 1,159 yards and 11 touchdowns for Yellow Jackets in 2020 junior season, reaching Class 5A quarterfinals.

MALAKI STARKS, DB, 6-1, 205

Jefferson, Ga., Jefferson HS

High School: Jefferson HS, coached by Gene Cathcart…selected to play in 2022 Under Armour All-American Game…247Sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #1 athlete prospect nationally, the #2 prospect in Georgia and the #4 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #1 athlete prospect, #2 prospect in Georgia and #15 prospect nationally…ESPN.com five-star prospect, #1 athlete prospect, #2 prospect in Georgia and #11 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #3 athlete prospect, #4 prospect in Georgia and #61 prospect nationally…DawgPost five-star prospect and #2 prospect in Georgia…named to 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11helped lead Jefferson to 9-2 record and GHSA Class 4A playoffs in 2021 senior season…finished senior season with Dragons with 13 tackles, 11 solo stops and two interceptions…also completed four passes for 62 yards and rushed for 303 yards and five touchdowns…named to 2021 Georgia Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…helped lead Dragons to 14-1 record and GHSA Class 4A state championship game in 2020 junior season…named to 2020 Georgia All-State Second Team Defense…registered 81 career tackles and nine interceptions during career…also notched 2,384 yards on 259 carries for 34 touchdowns and caught eight passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns in career…also competed for Jefferson in track and field, helping Dragons win GHSA Class 4A state championship in 2019 freshman season…won 4A individual state title in long jump with 23-7 effort…also set personal best marks of 10.55 in 100-meter dash and 24-9 long jump.

GUNNER STOCKTON, QB, 6-1, 210

Tiger, Ga., Rabun County HS

High School: Rabun County HS, coached by Jaybo Shaw…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #7 quarterback prospect nationally, the #10 prospect in Georgia and the #109 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #5 QB prospect, #5 prospect in Georgia and #63 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #5 dual-threat QB prospect, #9 prospect in Georgia and #109 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #2 dual-threat QB prospect, #16 prospect in Georgia and #171 prospect nationally…DawgPost four-star prospect and #4 prospect in Georgia…selected as the 2021 Georgia Gatorade Football Player of the Year… named to 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11led Rabun County to 11-2 record and GHSA Class 2A quarterfinals in 2021 senior season…completed 71.3 percent of passes for 4,134 yards and 55 touchdowns with only one interception for Wildcats in senior season…also rushed for 956 yards and 15 touchdowns on 137 carries…named to 2021 Georgia Class 2A All-State First Team Offense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…named Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year by AJC…led Wildcats to 12-2 record and GHSA Class 2A semifinals in 2020 junior season…amassed 13,652 career passing yards, 177 passing touchdowns, 4,372 rushing yards and 77 rushing touchdowns in four-year career…holds state records in career passing touchdowns, passing yards and rushing touchdowns…helped Wildcats reach Class 2A quarterfinals in first two seasons…named to MaxPreps All-America First Team for baseball in sophomore season and named to Second Team in junior season.

JACOREY THOMAS, DB, 6-0, 200

Orlando, Fla., Boone HS

High School: Boone HS, coached by Andy Johnson...247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #26 safety prospect nationally and the #34 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #26 safety prospect, #41 prospect in Florida and #312 prospect in Florida…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #35 safety prospect and #59 prospect in Florida…rivals.com four-star prospect, #30 safety prospect and #53 prospect in Florida…helped lead Boone HS to 8-4 record in his 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with 77 total tackles, 37 solo tackles, two interceptions, one sack and 13.0 tackles for loss, along with 36 catches for 601 yards and five touchdowns...registered 37 carries for 215 yards and four touchdowns as in 2020 junior season, along with 19 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns.

BRETT THORSON, P, 6-2, 210

Dumbalk North, Aus., ProKick Australia

High School: Coached by Nathan Chapman and John Smith at ProKick Australia, an organization that has developed 17 All-American punters and kickers and has 75 athletes on scholarship or contract in the United States…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #1 punter prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect and #1 punter prospect…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #11 punter prospect…rivals.com two-star prospect…started kicking in Australian Rules Football or “footy” and was noticed by Prokick coaches in an amateur recreation league...studied osteology for two years in Melbourne.

JALON WALKER, ILB, 6-2, 225

Salisbury, NC., Salisbury HS

High School: Salisbury HS, coached by Brian Hinson…selected to play in 2022 Under Armour All-American Game…247Sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #3 linebacker prospect nationally, the #2 prospect in North Carolina and the #25 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #5 LB prospect, #2 prospect in North Carolina and #41 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #3 LB prospect, #1 prospect in North Carolina and #38 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #3 LB prospect, #2 prospect in North Carolina and #92 prospect nationally…selected as the 2020 North Carolina Gatorade Football Player of the Year…helped lead Salisbury to 11-1 record and third round of NCHSAA Class 2A playoffs…notched 39 tackles, including 24 solo stops and one sack, while also playing offensive snaps at tight end…named finalist for 2021 High School Butkus Award…named the Central Carolina Conference Defensive Player of the Year during his junior and senior seasons…named Big 22 Player of the Year for best player in Charlotte area…also competed in basketball and track and field for Salisbury.

C.J. WASHINGTON, ILB, 6-1, 220

Cedartown, Ga., Cedartown HS

High School: Cedartown HS, coached by Jamie Abrams…selected to play in 2022 Under Armour All-America Game…247Sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #8 linebacker prospect nationally, #9 prospect in Georgia and #105 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #14 LB prospect, #15 prospect in Georgia and #133 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #2 LB prospect, #6 prospect in Georgia and #77 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, #29 prospect nationally and #34 prospect in Georgia…DawgPost four-star prospect and #18 prospect in Georgia…helped lead Cedartown to 11-2 record and GHSA Class 4A semifinals…posted 42 tackles, seven sacks and three tackles for loss for Bulldogs…also rushed for 1,032 yards on 137 carries with 14 touchdowns, while also catching one score as well…named to 2021 Georgia Class 4A All-State First Team Defense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…helped lead Bulldogs to 8-3 record and GHSA Class 4A quarterfinals in 2020 junior season…tallied 35 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, six sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered one for Bulldogs…also rushed for 698 yards on 73 carries with 15 touchdowns…named to Georgia Coaches Association Class 4A North All-State Defensive Team…helped lead Bulldogs to 7-4 record and GHSA Class 4A playoffs in 2019 sophomore season…named to Georgia Coaches Association Class 4A North All-State Defensive Team…also played varsity basketball for Cedartown.

SHONE WASHINGTON, DL, 6-4, 300

New Orleans, La., Life of Christ Academy

High School: Warren Easton HS, coached by Jerry Phillips…247Sports.com three-star prospect…ranked as the #75 defensive lineman prospect nationally and the #28 prospect in Louisiana… PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect, #51 DL prospect, #16 prospect in Louisiana and #390 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #28 DL prospect and #18 prospect in Louisiana…rivals.com three-star prospect, #55 DL prospect…helped lead Warren Easton HS to 9-2 record and LHSAA Class 4A runner-up.

MYKEL WILLIAMS, OLB, 6-5, 260

Columbus, Ga., Hardaway HS

High School: Hardaway HS, coached by Corey Thompson…selected to play in 2022 All-American Bowl…247Sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #2 defensive lineman prospect nationally, the #3 prospect in Georgia and #7 prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #5 DL prospect, #3 prospect in Georgia and #21 prospect nationally…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #3 DL prospect, #3 prospect in Georgia and #23 prospect nationally…rivals.com five-star prospect, #2 DL prospect, #2 prospect in Georgia and #8 prospect nationally…DawgPost five-star prospect and #3 prospect in Georgia…named to 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11helped lead Hardaway to 6-5 record and GHSA Class 4A playoffs in 2021 senior season...finished his senior season with Hawks with 81 total tackles, 57 solo tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks… named to 2021 Georgia Class 4A All-State First Team Defense by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…named Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year by AJC…helped lead Hawks to 7-4 record and GHSA Class 4A playoff, registering 69 tackles, 26 solo, with 19 tackles for loss and 17 sacks in 2020 junior season…notched 57 total tackles, 18 solo and 39 assists, with 18 TFLs and 10 sacks in 2019 sophomore season