Recruiting: Georgia Freshman Jersey Numbers and Rankings


If you’re like me, you don’t follow recruiting too terribly closely until players get on campus and start making plays. However, during this slow time of year, it’s good to get an update on who has made it to campus and to start speculating about who you’re going to see on the field Between the Hedges in the fall.

What follows is pretty straightforward. Going left to right:
– Position on the official roster
– Number
– Name
– 247sports composite ranking (this takes into account all of the recruiting services. The breakdown: 97-100 is a five-star, should-be-all-SEC talent; 90-97 is four-star multi-year starter/major contributor, 80-90 is three-star, guys who should be depth but should theoretically start at some point, and then two-star, who for our purposes should be organizational filler.
– Rank versus other players at their respective positions. Here, Georgia cleaned up.

DT 78 Trenton Thompson 0.9991 1
WR 5 Terry Godwin 0.9871 1 (ATH)
OLB 3 Roquan Smith 0.9764 5
DE 13 Jonathan Ledbetter 0.967 5 (SSDE)
DE 6 Natrez Patrick 0.9566 5 (WSDE)
S 39 Rashad Roundtree 0.9393 5
CB 36 Rico McGraw 0.9333 20
DE 90 Chauncey Rivers 0.9312 9 (WSDE)
TE 88 Jackson Harris 0.9187 5
OT 58 Pat Allen 0.9131 18
WR 2 Jayson Stanley 0.9055 29
DE 94 Michael Barnett 0.9049 15 (SSDE)
WR 82 Michael Chigbu 0.8838 48
CB 12 Juwuan Briscoe 0.8777 40
OT 67 Sam Madden 0.876 47
OT 63 Sage Hardin 0.8743 51
WR 14 Shaquery Wilson 0.8672 38
CB 18 Deandre Baker 0.8594 62
S 30 Jonathan Abram 0.8579 46
ILB 44 Juwan Taylor 0.8575 24
ILB (JC) 41 Chuks Amaechi 0.8574 2 (JC)
DT 92 Justin Young 0.8568 40
OG NA Mirko Jurkovic 0.852 52
S 19 Jarvis Wilson 0.8514 60
S 32 Kirby Choates 0.8307 102
RB 30 Tae Crowder 0.8074 210 (RB)

It’s good to start putting names with numbers. Knowing to look for 78 to blow up plays in the trenches is informative. The highly-ranked guys seemed to get the first shot at numbers, as there are a lot of single digit ones (high on the list of college football player currency).

From a positional standpoint (and so much more on this later when I start breaking down units), a quick list of guys I expect to see the field in 2015: Trenton Thompson, Terry Godwin, Roquan Smith, Rashad Roundtree, Rico McGraw, Chuks Amaechi, and pretty much any secondary player/WR you want to add to the list.

This class appears to have addressed a lot of weak points on the 2015 team, but bodes well for the future. Looking specifically at DE (a few guys could grow into tackles), DB, and WR. If a few of these guys can contribute positively right away, look out.

Who do you think is poised to be a breakout star from this year’s incoming class?

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Posted on July 16, 2015, in 2015 College Football Previews, Daily Dose of Dawg, Georgia Bulldogs, SEC. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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