Georgia Bulldogs Signing Day 2014 Updates
Wednesday, February 5 is National Signing Day 2014. The Georgia Bulldogs are once again expected to sign a Top 10 class.
Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs currently have 18 verbal commitments. Georgia’s 2014 class is currently ranked 7th by Rivals.com, 8th by 247Sports, and 11th by Scout.com.
The Dawgs are hoping to land a few of their big-time uncommitted targets:
- Lorenzo Carter (DE, 6-5, 235, 4.65) – Will choose between UGA, Alabama, Florida, and Florida State. Rated 5-stars by 247Sports and 4-stars by Rivals.com.
UPDATE: Carter committed to UGA live on ESPNU!
- T.J. Harrell (ATH, 6-1, 210, 4.5) – Harrell, a 4-star recruit, appears to favor Michigan State, followed by Georgia and then Louisville.
UPDATE: Harrell has officially signed with Michigan State.
- Isaiah McKenzie (WR, 5-8, 165) – McKenzie is a teammate of UGA commitment Sony Michel. Georgia offered McKenzie late but could still land the 4-star WR. He is also considering Florida, Ole Miss, and Notre Dame. Announcement time: 8:30am ET.
UPDATE: McKenzie has committed to UGA!
- Tavon Ross (ATH/WR, 6-1, 196) – Currently committed to Missouri. Rated 3-stars by Rivals.com. Announcement time: 1:30pm ET.
UPDATE: Ross has signed with Missouri.
- Elisha Shaw (DT, 6-6, 299) – Shaw, a 3-star recruit, will choose between the Bulldogs, Alabama, and Ole Miss. Announcement time: 10am ET.
UPDATE: Shaw has committed to Alabama.
- Andrew Williams (DE, 6-4, 245) – Will chose between Georgia, Auburn, and Clemson. Rated 4-stars by Rivals.com. Announcement time: 2pm ET.
UPDATE: Williams has committed to Auburn.
Of those six, Lorenzo Carter may be the most likely to sign with the Dawgs. Carter took a last-minute official visit to UGA this weekend and was reportedly blown away.
Andrew Williams is also seriously considering the Bulldogs, and it would bolster Georgia’s class if they were to land him. Georgia was late offering wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, but he is definitely considering the Bulldogs and could end up in Athens.
As we do each year, Sicemdawgs.com will post the 2014 Georgia Bulldog signees as they come in. We will also update this post throughout the day (see “Live Signing Day Updates” below). Feel free to join the signing day discussion in the comments section at the bottom.
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Live Signing Day Updates
7:20am – UGA’s first 2014 signee is in: 4-star DE/LB Keyon Brown of Wauchula, FL.
7:50am – Three NLI’s received:
- Detric Bing-Dukes – LB, Tucker, GA
- Jacob Park – QB, Goose Creek, SC
- Dominick Sanders – CB/S, Atlanta, GA
8:00am – Wide receiver Gilbert Johnson of Miami, FL has faxed in his NLI to UGA.
8:17am – WR Shakenneth Williams of Macon, GA and OL Isaiah Wynn of St. Petersburg, FL have officially signed with UGA.
8:20am – Four-star wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie has committed to UGA! McKenzie is a teammate of Sony Michel, a UGA running back commitment.
8:20am – Tight end Jeb Blazevich of Charlotte, NC has officially signed with UGA.
8:25am – Cornerback Shaq Jones, who flipped from Louisville this week, has signed with the Dawgs.
8:29am – JUCO DB Shattle Fenteng of Loganville, GA has faxed in his LOI to Georgia.
8:37am – UGA target Tavon Ross (ATH/WR, 6-1, 196) has signed with Missouri.
8:40am – Defensive lineman Kendall Baker has signed with UGA.
8:46am – Georgia has received LOI’s from running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
8:48am – Dawgs247 reports that West Hall tight end Hunter Atkinson, previously a Cincinnati commit, will sign with Georgia.
9:00am – New story: 4-Star WR Isaiah McKenzie commits to UGA on Signing Day.
9:20am – WR Rico Johnson of Swainsboro, GA has sent in his NLI to UGA.
9:30am – OL Jake Edwards of Franklin, GA has sent in his NLI to UGA.
9:35am – New story: West Hall Tight End Hunter Atkinson Flips Commitment from Cincinnati to Georgia.
9:56am – Plantation, FL teammates Sony Michel (RB) and Isaiah McKenzie (WR) have officially signed with the Bulldogs.
10:00am – UGA commitments that have yet to send in their NLI’s: TE Hunter Atkinson, DL Lamont Gaillard, DB Malkom Parrish, OL Dyshon Sims.
10:10am – Georgia OC Mike Bobo said on GeorgiaDogs.com that Isaiah McKenzie will be given the opportunity to be the primary kick and punt returner for the Dawgs.
10:25am – West Hall TE Hunter Atkinson, who flipped his commitment from Cincinnati today, is now officially a Georgia Bulldog.
10:33am – DL Lamont Gaillard of Fayetteville, NC is now officially a Georgia Bulldog. That makes 18 signees for the Dawgs.
11:08am – UGA target Elisha Shaw has committed to Alabama.
11:08am – Mark Richt is addressing the crowd at Butts-Mehre. He introduced the new defensive coaches Jeremy Pruitt, Kevin Sherrer, and Tracy Rocker. Says 4th coach will be hired and announced “relatively soon.”
11:45am – UGA still waiting on NLI’s from DB Malkom Parrish and OL Dyshon Sims. Defensive line targets Andrew Williams (2pm) and Lorenzo Carter (3:30pm, ESPNU) announce this afternoon.
12:05pm – UGA has received the NLI for OL Dyshon Sims.
1:30pm – CB Malkom Parrish has sent in his NLI and is officially a Georgia Bulldog. All 18 commitments plus today’s commitments from McKenzie and Atkinson are now official.
2:20pm – 4-star DE Andrew Williams will be making his announcement in just a few minutes.
2:23pm – Four-star DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA has verbally committed to Auburn over Georgia.
2:30pm – 5-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter appears to be the final UGA target still on the board. He announces around 3:30pm on ESPNU.
3:40pm – 5-Star DE Lorenzo Carter has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs!
3:45pm – New story: 5-star DE Lorenzo Carter commits to Georgia
5:15pm – Georgia’s 2014 recruiting class is currently ranked 7th by Rivals.com, 8th by 247Sports, and 11th by Scout.com.