Sounds like Otis Reese may be closer to 10:30 a.m. before he signs.
A former Bulldog finds a new home …
— ESPN 1420 (@espn1420) February 7, 2018
DawgNation’s Seth Emerson reporting that Georgia has re-hired Scott Fountain. He was a special teams analyst, then left for a full-time assistant’s job at Mississippi State a month ago. Now Kirby Smart reportedly has brought him back as a full-time assistant. His background is with special teams and tight ends. We’ll check in with Smart later this afternoon to find out exactly what his responsibilities.
All is quiet at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. Usually a busy nerve center on National Signing Day, UGA did not put out coffee and donuts in its rotunda area for fans. Only one Georgia fan milled around the museum area looking at exhibits around 8:30 Wednesday morning.
There is activity at the Blind Pig Tavern in Athens, however. The traditional hangout for recruitniks is holding its traditional breakfast buffet and local radio station 960 The Ref is broadcasting live from there, as per usual. But there are reportedly decidedly fewer participants this year.
That’s understandable with Georgia signing only about five more prospects to its 2018 class. According to ESPN, 82 percent of the potential FBS signees for 2018 already signed in the first signing period, which was just before Christmas. The Bulldogs inked 20 themselves, with as many as nine already entering UGA as early enrollees.
ATHENS — Georgia dominated the first early signing period for college football in December, landing six consensus 5-star prospects. The Bulldogs hope to build on that with another strong showing during the traditional National Signing Day, which begins on Wednesday morning.
The Bulldogs stood at 20 signees and two verbal commitments when the last signing period concluded. At the time, the 2018 recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in the country.
Entering Wednesday, Georgia’s class sits at No. 2 in the 247Sports composite rankings behind Ohio State. But depending on how they do on Wednesday, the Bulldogs could move back into the top spot. They’re hoping to sign at least five more players to national letters of intent.
We will have live updates throughout the day with all the latest news. Follow the Bulldogs all day in the stream below:
Georgia recruiting updates, signee tracker for National Signing Day
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Times to watch
These are important times for Georgia fans to keep an eye on Wednesday:
- 9 a.m. — 3-star DT Jordan Davis/Mallard Creek, Charlotte, N.C. (No. 29 DT)
- 10 a.m. — 5-star CB Tyson Campbell/American Heritage/Plantation, Fla. (No. 2 CB)
- 10 a.m. — 4-star LB Otis Reese/Lee County/Leesburg (No. 5 OLB)
- 10:30 a.m. — 3-star DL Tramel Walthour/Liberty County/Hinesville (No. 45 DT)
- 11 a.m. — 4-star LB Quay Walker/Crisp County/Cordele (No. 3 OLB)
- 11:35-11:45 a.m. — 4-star WR Tommy Bush/Samuel Clemens High/Schley, Texas (No. 37 WR)
- 2:30 p.m. — 4-star DT Rick Sandidge/Concord High/Concord, N.C. (No. 14 DT)
- QB: 1
- OL: 5
- RB: 2
- WR: 1
- TE: 2
- DL: 3
- LB: 2
- DB: 3
- P: 1
- Georgia: 12
- Florida: 3
- Oklahoma: 1
- Tennessee: 1
- North Carolina: 1
- South Carolina: 1
- Illinois: 1
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