TOP RECRUITING CLASS ARRIVES IN ATHENS
Updated: Jun 13, 2018
9 OF THE 26 RECRUITS IN THE 2018 SIGNING CLASS ARRIVED IN JANUARY. THE REMAINING CLASS ARRIVED THE 1ST WEEK OF JUNE. HERE IS WHAT UGA IS GETTING THIS FALL:
Jamaree Sayler: Not a popular opinion, But we feel Sayler was a suprise get for the Dawgs. Remember, the UGA just pulled in a huge OL recrutiing class the year before and Sayler is the type of talent that will see playing time asap. Either way, Sam Pittman and the Bulldogs reeled him in! Expect Sayler to push for playing time this fall at OG.
2018 PREDICTION: Sayler will get every chance to push for playing time this fall.
Jake Carmada: The 2 sport star (Baseball/Football) comes in with high accolades as a kicker, but he may get his first shot at punter! With Rodrigo Blankenship secure in the Place kicking duties, the Punter postion is open for grabs. Marshall Long had another surgery on his leg this spring and grad transfer Landon Stratton will be arriving on campus the same time as Carmada.
2018 PREDICTION: Jake is a talented kicker and punter. Dont be suprised to see him find the field somehow. Besides, you don't see many redshirted kickers.
Luke Ford: Luke was a nice grab from Illinois. When Ford announced he was coming to Georgia, it almost felt like evey recruit in the country had a chance to commit. Ford comes in to a deep position group. Nauta, Woerner, Harris, & Jordan Davis are all currently ahead of Ford. One thing to remember with the TE group, Coach Jim Chaney is now their position group coach...
2018 PREDICTION: A redshirt may be in his future but that may not be a bad thing with the thought of Nauta potentially leaving early and increasing Fords's chances of playing in '19.
Tyson Campbell: Just WOW! UGA has not landed a 5-star DB since Branden Smith in 2012. Campbell comes in as the nations #12 overall recruit. Kirby's time at Alabama, he seemed to land 1-2 big time DB's each recrutiing class. With the departures of Malkom Parrish and Aaron Davis, expect to see Campbell on the field and early!
2018 PREDICTION: Campbell will be an early contributor in a young defensive backfield
Adam Anderson: The nation's #2 OLB comes to Athens this fall ready to reek havoc. At 6-5 210lbs, Anderson will benefit greatly from being in a college workout program. You will see flashes of talent on the field this season but expect to see a bigger Anderson (probably around 225-230) his sophmore/junior years.
2018 Prediction: Anderson is too talented to keep off the field.
Quay Walker: Flipped from UT on signing day, Quay walker is a welcomed addition to a thin linebacker group. sideline to sideline speed will keep Quay fighting for playing time. But with several bulldogs already in camp and familiar with the system, Walkers freshman year may be spent on specail teams as he learns more about the middle linebacker role.
2018 Prediciton: Special teams contributor
Otis Reese: Another flipped recruit, Reese switched his committment from Michigan to UGA on signing day. Kirby & company recruited Reese as a safety while others pitched linebacker. Otis Reese will be a thumper and his highlight reels put fear into opposing ball carriers.
2018 Prediciton: Reese will be pushing Lecounte and others for Safety plkaying time. Could be a vital contribuotr on special teams.
Channing Tindall: Tindall arrives on campus to a position group that only maye 2 or 3 players are legally able to drink. A young core means competition is wide open. Monty Rice looks to fill the role of Roquan and Natrez Patrick will fill the other, but expecet a lot of rotations at this position to help gain experieince.
2018 Prediciton: Special Teams contributor
Azeez Ojulari: Stop me if you heard this before, UGA has another player who can get to the QB. Azeez started his Senior year with minimal scholarship offers and ended his time at Marietta with 50 offers. At the end of his senior season Ojulari totaled 118 tackles with 11 sacks. With an unfortuante ACL tear at the end fo the season, he has been rehabbing to be ready for fall camp.
2018 Prediciton: Could end up with a redshirt pending his ACL rehab. If able to overcome rehab, he should contribute on special teams.
Nadab Joseph: 4-Star Jospeh was a flipped on signing day from his previous Alabama commitment. At 6-1, 180, Joseph fits the mold for what Coach Smart and Coach Tucker are looking for at cornerback. Unfortunately, He will enroll at Independence this year but still intends to join Bulldogs after this season.
2018 Prediction: JUCO
Tommy Bush: If this was last year's recruting class , Tommy could of had a chance to make the rotation. The length of Bush is very intringuing. But there are several wide receivers on the roster that are itching for playing time as well.
2018 Prediciton: Probable Redshirt
Chris Smith: Smith attended The Opening Camp this past summer and came away looking like one of the top CB in country. Its rare to see a true freshman CB get vital playing time but dont be suprised to see him competing for his spot in the rotation.
2018 Prediciton: Probable redshirt
John Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick is another Tight End added to the mix. With the depth chart being pretty stacked, Fitzpatrick is probably headed to a year of learning the ropes while redshirting.
2018 Prediction: Redshirt
Jordan Davis: Davis is a large human being! At 6-6 325 lbs, Jordan is arriving in Athens at the right time as the Bulldogs are thin at the defensive Tackle position. If Davis can get through the Fall camp conditioning, he should be a nice backup in the fall.
2018 Prediction: DT Contributor
Owen Condon: Can you ever have enough offensive lineman? At 6-7 & 305 lbs, Condon fits the mold for what Pittman and Smart are looking for. Depth chart may be a little too deep for Condon to see much time this year.
2018 Prediction: Redshirt
Tramel Walthour: Walthour is one of the lower rated players in the bulldogs 2018 class. No matter the rating, depth is a need on the defensive line. Unfortunately, Walthour will be heading to Hutchinson CC for the fall semester. The current plan is for Walthour to join the bulldogs in January.
2018 Prediction: Junior College