ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia expected to land one of the largest football signing classes in school history on Wednesday.
But some big names got away.
The Bulldogs were bolstered by 13 players who already enrolled in college after graduating early from high school, giving them a chance to go through offseason training and spring practice. By noon, the school had announced a total of 29 signees and was awaiting word from at least two more commitments, plus some potential last-day surprises.
This class was expected to be more about depth than five-star recruits. Georgia missed out on top-rated prospect Reuben Foster, who picked defending national champion Alabama over Auburn and the Bulldogs. Also, the No. 1-ranked player in the state and the nation, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson High School in suburban Atlanta , followed his older brother to another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi.
Football signees announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:
John Atkins, dt, 6-4, 305, Hargrave Military Acad., Thomson, Ga.
Paris Bostick, s, 6-1, 217, Plant HS, Tampa, Fla
Aulden Bynum, ol, 6-5, 270, Valwood School, Valdosta, Ga.
Josh Cardiello, ol, 6-3, 283, Buford (Ga.) HS
Reggie Carter, lb, 6-1, 224, South Gwinnett HS, Snellville, Ga.
Reggie Davis, wr, 6-0, 159, Lincoln HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
Leonard Floyd, lb, 6-4, 220, Hargrave Military Acad., Eastman, Ga.
J.J. Green, athlete, 5-8, 171, Camden County HS, Kingsland, Ga.