UGA Football Recruiting Update – December 26, 2016

UGA football recruiting update as of December 26, 2016. Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs landed a commitment from a 4-star linebacker on Christmas Day. 

On Sunday, Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs celebrated the holidays in a unique way. They added a key member to their future defensive unit when 4-star prospect Nate McBride committed to Georgia.

The No. 6 inside linebacker and No. 164 overall player in the country chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Auburn and Oregon.

Thanks to the additions of McBride and 4-star offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson, UGA now sits firmly in the top three of the 2017 recruiting class rankings. And the Bulldogs could be moving further up the board.

Five-star athlete Deangelo Gibbs is set to make his decision on New Year’s Day, and Georgia is competing with Alabama, Tennessee and others for his commitment. The Bulldogs are also battling with rival Florida and others for 3-star offensive tackle Tony Gray, and are the favorites to land him.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

UGA Football Recruiting Update

Complete Class

  • No. 3 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 20
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 18
  • 3-Star Commits: 1
  • Jake Fromm: 5-Star, No. 3 QB, No. 29 Overall
  • Isaiah Wilson: 4-Star, No. 9 OT, No. 49 Overall
  • D’Marcus Hayes: 4-Star JUCO OT
  • Jeremiah Holloman: 4-Star, No. 20 WR, No. 135 Overall
  • Malik Herring: 4-Star, No. 18 DE, No. 217 Overall
  • Andrew Thomas: 4-Star, No. 11 OT, No. 68 Overall
  • Robert Beal: 4-Star, No. 8 DE, No. 74 Overall
  • Nate McBride: 4-Star, No. 6 ILB, No. 164 Overall
  • D’antne Demery: 4-Star, No. 12 OT, No. 92 Overall
  • D’Andre Swift: 4-Star, No. 4 RB, No. 35 Overall
  • Jaden Hunter: 4-Star, No. 15 OLB, No. 193 Overall
  • Walter Grant: 4-Star, No. 7 OLB, No. 93 Overall
  • Mark Webb: 4-Star, No. 53 WR, Unranked Overall
  • Richard LeCounte: 4-Star, No. 3 S, No. 39 Overall
  • Trey Blount: 4-Star, No. 36 WR, No. 252 Overall
  • Netori Johnson: 4-Star, No. 4 OG, No. 115 Overall
  • William Poole III: 4-Star, No. 28 CB, Unranked Overall
  • Justin Shaffer: 4-Star, No. 14 OG, No. 243 Overall
  • Devonte Wyatt: 4-Star, No. 13 DT, No. 230 Overall
  • Matt Landers: 3-Star, No. 57 WR, Unranked Overall

Top Targets

  • Cam Akers: 5-Star, No. 2 RB, No. 4 Overall
  • Deangelo Gibbs: 5-Star, No. 2 ATH, No. 13 Overall
  • Aubrey Solomon: 5-Star, No. 2 DT, No. 20 Overall
  • Markaviest Bryant: 4-Star, No. 14 DE, No. 166 Overall
  • Tony Gray: 3-Star, No. 37 OT, Unranked Overall

Tweet Of The Week

Four-star safety Richard LeCounte III is ready to get to Athens.

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