Georgia football aced their 2022 recruiting class at every position regardless of what happened on Early Signing Day. Sure, some guys left, and the Dawgs missed out on 5-star Kamari Wilson, but at the same time, Georgia nailed this class, plus they are still on the recruiting trail.
The Dawgs aren’t entirely done yet as there will be a handful of guys signing in January and February, but anything more than what they have now is just icing on the cake.
Of the 26 commitments, 23 have sent in their letters of intent. Georgia currently has five 5-stars, 15 4-stars and seven 3-stars.
This class is so good, and while they are currently the No. 3 class on 247Sports team rankings, they have more five-stars than Texas A&M, which is currently No.1, and Alabama, which sits at No.2 overall.
Georgia football got precisely what they needed in the 2022 class, acing all the position needs.
Georgia signed five 5-stars on Wednesday in Malaki Starks, Jaheim Singletary, Marvin Jones Jr., Mykel Williams and Daylen Everette.
Three of those five stars are from Florida, which should make losing Wilson to the Gators a bit better. Those three are among seven from the Sunshine State.
The Dawgs also landed two 5-stars from Georgia in Malaki Starks and Mykel Williams. Plus, they signed nine, and there is 10 total.
Breaking down this class, even more, the Dawgs got what they needed at every position, and very few teams can say that.
Signing 4-star Gunner Stockton out of Rabun County, who rewrote the state of Georgia record books, is deserving of an A+ grade. He isn’t a prima donna and doesn’t care if he must sit on the bench and learn. Stockton seems happy to be a Dawg.
His humbleness makes it exciting to have him a part of this signing class.
With him recording 13,652 yards in four years with 177 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, this guy rewrote the record books. Those stats don’t even account for his rushing yards as he finished high school with 4,372 yards and 77 touchdowns, averaging 7.2 yards a touch.
Stockton was a stud in high school, and there are high expectations moving forward, and he is the kid that’ll work his tail off to earn the job.
Georgia has two running backs in this class in Branson Robinson, who turned in his letter of intent, and then there is Jordan James, who is still a hard commit.
These two will fit right in at RBU and be successful. Robinson is the No.3 running back in the 2022 class. He is a thick running back with the explosive power the Dawgs need out of their running back.
The Dawgs have five receivers in this group, and four of them signed on Wednesday. Oscar Delp leads the way as he is the No. 2 TE in the country. Georgia got some guys who can develop and add depth to this wideout position.
Chandler Smith was a tremendous last-minute pickup as he is one of the fastest guys in this recruiting class. He elevated the Dawgs to an A grade in this area. The final wideout left to sign, Dillon Bell, will announce on Feb. 2.
Georgia didn’t need a ton of wideouts in this class, but they did add some great depth to this position, which is a win.
The Dawgs added six defensive linemen, including 5-star Marvin Jones Jr., who closed out Early Signing Day. He was a pleasant surprise and a massive pickup for Georgia. Mykel Williams, another 5-star defensive lineman, is also a part of this class, and between him and Jones, they are both freaks of nature who will be great additions to this talented front seven.
Defensive line coach Tray Scott did an excellent job landing some size for the line and some agile, twitchy players for the edges.
The Dawgs get an A+ here for their ability to land two five-stars along with some meat to help replace Jordan Davis.
Another A grade for the Dawgs comes in the linebacker position by landing five-star Malaki Starks, C.J. Washington and Jalon Walker for the three linebackers in this group. The Dawgs didn’t need a ton of extra linebackers on the team, but these three are ones to grab.
Starks is a freak athlete that can play anywhere you need him to, including in the secondary. He is a hybrid kind of player who will contribute early for Georgia. Washington and Walker are talented enough to see some playing time early on, but only if they work hard.
Glenn Schumann will have fun with these three, developing them into the next great linebackers for the Dawgs.
Georgia desperately needed defensive back depth, and the Dawgs got just that in this class. However, adding 5-stars Jaheim Singletary and Daylen Everett, two flips, gave Georgia one of the best defensive back classes ever.
The Dawgs landed so many studs at this position, and some of them could see playing time early. Julian Humphry, a flip from Florida, held on and stuck with the Dawgs. Starks can play linebacker or defensive back, and then there is JaCorey Thomas, the lone safety, but there could be another down the road from the transfer portal.
Georgia did a great job fulfilling their needs here and getting two of the best corners in the 2022 class, which solidified their push to land great players.
They landed them, and these guys will make great additions to the secondary.
Brett Thorson was the first to sign his letter of intent because he is in Australia, and the time difference saw him send it on Tuesday evening. The Dawgs get a B+ here because it’ll be interesting to see what the Aussie kicker can do.
It’s great to see Georgia go the international route and land a guy like Thorson. On 247Sports, he is the No.1 punter, but there isn’t much to know about him. He has some big shoes to fill, so hopefully, he can hang on and impress.
Until we see him kick in the spring, it’ll be hard to judge.
Georgia football nailed their 2022 recruiting class in every single position, and while this group is more than enough, the Dawgs have a few more spots left they’ll look to fill in February. The Dawgs still have a shot to finish No.1, but they will need all their remaining targets to commit, and right now, it seems like that’ll happen, but only time will tell.