Georgia State’s early signees class off to strong start

9:21 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 State Report
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Georgia State head coach Sean Elliott and players celebrate as they watch a replay on the stadium television screen during the Cure Bowl against Western Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Georgia State won, 27-17. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

After winning its first bowl game on Saturday, Georgia State is building its next era of players.

During the inaugural Dec. 20 signing period, the Panthers are announcing their new recruits on the official team Twitter (@GSUPanthers). Coach Shawn Elliott has been using his Carolina ties to the fullest.

Here’s who has signed with the Panthers so far (as of 9:15 a.m. Wednesday):

-OL Despelado Alexandre, Deerfield Beach HS (Florida)

-CB Tyler Gore, North Myrtle Beach HS (South Carolina)

-DE T.J. Smith, Scotland HS (North Carolina)

-S Jacorey Crawford, Thomson HS (Georgia)

-DE Tre Moore, Strom Thurmond HS (South Carolina)

-DE Marlon Young, Opelousas HS (Louisiana)

-WR Diondre Champaigne, Fort Dorchester HS (South Carolina)

-OL Brandon Joseph, Central Gwinnett HS (Georgia)

-ILB Blake Carroll, Mountain View HS (Georgia)