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Signing Day 2022

Christmas is 10 days away, but for Georgia and college football programs across the country, early presents start rolling in today.

Inside, stay up to date with the newest Bulldogs, as their signed letters of intent come in. This story will be updated throughout the day.

P Brett Thorson

A native of Melbourne, Australia, punter Brett Thorson is the first foreign player to be offered and to accept a scholarship as an incoming freshman. Growing up on a dairy farm Down Under, Thorson excelled at Australian rules football, eventually joining the esteemed Prokick Australia program. Georgia coach Todd Hartley saw the kicker’s film, which ultimately led to an offer last spring. At the time of Thorson’s commitment to Georgia, he stood at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and was 21 years old. Thorson is the ninth placekicker or punter rated at two stars or higher, including the fourth under head coach Kirby Smart, to sign with the Bulldogs in the last 20 years.

DE Mykel Williams

The five-star defensive end committed to USC back in the spring of 2021 before backing off that pledge and committing to the Georgia Bulldogs. Williams recorded 81 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks in his senior season for Hardaway. The No. 29 nationally rated prospect will play defensive end and could even be used as a stand up pass rusher in Kirby Smart's defense.

TE Oscar Delp

The lone tight end signee for Georgia in this class, Oscar Delp is considered the country’s No. 2 player at the position and the No. 101 overall prospect. Delp joins Brock Bowers from last year and Darnell Washington in 2020 as a trio of blue-chip tight ends signed by the Bulldogs in the last three years. At West Forsyth High School, he caught a combined 102 passes for 1,653 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior and senior. A big-bodied tight end, Delp has reliable hands, tremendous speed, excellent catch-and-run skills, and is an extremely crisp route runner. In mid-October, he committed to Georgia over Clemson, Michigan, and South Carolina.

OL Griffin Scroggs

Scroggs flipped from Georgia Tech to Georgia in August. His build projects him to be a guard at the collegiate level. Scroggs likely won’t crack the rotation in his first season, giving the in-state prospect plenty of time to bulk up and develop with the hope of contributing for the Bulldogs later on in his career.

LB Jalon Walker

Rivals100 linebacker Jalon Walker announced his commitment to Georgia in March of 2021 and took over a leadership role in efforts for it to become the No. 1 nationally rated class. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Walker has the ability to play on the outside with his length or shift inside with his lateral speed and field awareness. The No. 79 nationally rated prospect was named the Defensive MVP in the Carolina Bowl this past weekend and also was one of six finalists fo the High School Butkus Award.

QB Gunner Stockton

Rivals100 quarterback Gunner Stockton originally committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks before backing off that pledge and joining the Bulldogs class last January. The No. 2 nationally rated dual-threat quarterback was named the Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year in his senior campaign. Stockton completed 236-of-331 (71-percent) passes for 4,134 yards in 2021. He tossed 55 touchdowns and only one interception while also rushing for 956 yards and 14 scores. The talented quarterback will now head to Athens and compete with Brock Vandagriff and others for that QB1 spot.

WR C.J. Smith

Elite speed at the wide receiver position has been a hot topic of conversation around the world of Georgia football since the SEC Championship Game. Every team covets players who can line up out wide and simply streak through a defensive secondary. Georgia has secured that speed in the signing of a prospect with that capability in four-star receiver CJ Smith.Smith is a two-sport star out of Orlando, Florida. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete excels at both track and football for Bishop Moore High School. Smith earned dozens of major football scholarship offers during his high school career and also set records in the 200m with a 20.62 wind-aided time. Also, Smith has recorded a blistering time of 10.28 seconds in the 100m in track.

WR Cole Speer

Last June, Cole Speer ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at a camp, whereby Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken soon invited him for a private workout. Before committing to Georgia in August, the three-star wide receiver from Calhoun, Ga., had received offers from the likes of Army, Gardner-Webb, Memphis, and Yale. After totaling 1,151 receiving yards at Calhoun as a junior, Speer gained more than 1,100 receiving yards this past season, as well, despite missing games early with a hand injury. In November, he was named the Region 7-5A Player of the Year. Speer’s speed, awareness, and sheer athleticism has been compared to that of current Georgia standout receiver Ladd McConkey.

DB Malaki Starks

Malaki Starks is one of the more athletically-gifted players in Georgia's class. He played safety for Jefferson High School, but has the versatility to slide down and play star once he arrives in Athens. Starks could also potentially receive a look at receiver as well once he arrives on campus in the spring. He's been firmly committed to the Bulldogs since March. Now, he's finally put pen to paper.

RB Branson Robinson

Branson Robinson is the No. 1 ranked running back in the Class of 2022 and is joining a long lineage of talented back by signing with the University of Georgia. Robinson is a powerful, slashing running back that is capable of both punishing defenders in his path and breaking away from defenses with his speed. Robinson was recruited heavily by Alabama and Tennessee, but ultimately committed to Georgia on July 22, 2021, and never wavered from it. Georgia is getting one of the most physically developed running back prospects since Nick Chubb. The combination of strength, speed, and size makes the Madison, Mississippi native a true five-star prospect and a signee that Georgia should be extremely excited about.

DB Ja'Corey Thomas

Ja’Corey Thomas committed to the Bulldogs in June and hasn’t wavered since. Thomas chose the Bulldogs over in-state programs Miami, Florida, and Florida State. The 4 star safety can play safety, star, and outside corner for the Bulldogs. Thomas gives the Bulldogs a player with great versatility, range, and physicality.

OL Jacob Hood

Hood was targeted early by offensive line coach Matt Luke and it paid off. The Nashville native is a mountain of a man. The 6-foot-8, 330-pound offensive lineman is projected to play tackle for the Bulldogs, but don’t be surprised to see him follow in the footsteps of Devin Willock and learn the guard position, too. With the depth on the offensive line, learning both positions will only enhance Hood’s ability to see the field early.

LB Cedric Washington

Washington was one of the earliest commits in this class, pledging to the Bulldogs on July 22, 2020. Out of Cedartown High School, Washington has the frame (6-foot-2, 219 pounds) and athleticism to play either inside or outside linebacker in Athens. The coaching staff will likely experiment with him at both to find the best position for him in red and black.

DT Bear Alexander

Georgia needed to add a top interior defensive line prospect this cycle with the looming departures of Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt. It got just that kind of player in Bear Alexander. The Texas native is strong and explosive, often proving to be a one-man wrecking crew to opposing offenses. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, Alexander has all the talent to step in and contribute immediately once he arrives in Athens in January.

DB Jaheim Singletary

The No. 1 nationally rated cornerback Jaheim Singletary committed to Georgia in November and hasn’t wavered since. Singletary originally was committed to Ohio State until he backed off that pledge in August. Singletary chose the Bulldogs over in state programs Miami and Florida. The Bulldogs land an elite cornerback who possesses elite size, ball skills, and physicality.

DE Carlton Madden Jr.

Georgia added a 3 star edge rusher Carlton Madden to it’s class in September. Madden was previously committed to Colorado until Georgia offered him in June. Madden chose the Bulldogs over schools like Colorado, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ole Miss. The Bulldogs get a player with great instincts, versatility, and ability to rush the passer.”

OL Drew Bobo

Drew Bobo played left tackle and center for Auburn High School in 2021. Bobo made team Alabama for annual Mississippi vs Alabama all-star game. Bobo is 6-foot-5, 300 pounds and arrives to Athens as a Georgia legacy, following in the footsteps of his father and former Georgia player and coach Mike Bobo. Georgia flipped Bobo from Auburn. Bobo also held offers from Georgia Tech and Kentucky.

WR De'Nylon Morrissette

The nations No. 30 overal wide receiver prospect committed to Georgia back in April. Morrissette chose Georgia over programs like Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, and others. Morrissette played high school ball at St Frances in Maryland before transferring to Brookwood for his junior season. He played his senior year of high school ball at North Cobb. Georgia lands a wide receiver with quality size, route running, and hands to make contested catches.

CB Julian Humphrey

Julian Humphrey is one of the fastest prospects in the entire Class of 2022. Formerly a pledge to the Florida Gators, Humphrey flipped to the Georgia Bulldogs on November 12, 2021. Since announcing his allegiance to the red and black, there has been no more vocal and relentless of a recruiter for Georgia. A

native of Houston, Texas, Humphrey starred for Clear Lake High School and stood out athletically amongst the highest classification of Texas high school football. Humphrey has the size and speed to play in all five of the secondary positions at Georgia. One key in landing Humphrey over Texas A&M was the vision UGA pitched to Humphrey on being used in a variety of ways. Rivals has Humphrey rated sixth-best cornerback in the Class of 2022 and as the 43rd ranked prospect overall.

CB Daylen Everette

One of the latest additions to Georgia’s 2022 class, four-star cornerback Daylen Everette had been committed for nearly five months to Clemson. He recently decommitted following the departure of former defensive coordinator Brent Venables to become head coach of Oklahoma. After intercepting 11 passes as a sophomore at Norview High School in Norfolk, Va., Everette attended and played for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., as a junior and senior. He is currently considered the nation’s No. 7 cornerback and the No. 47 overall prospect. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Everette, who grew up running track, possesses a rare blend of size and speed. He has flourished in bump-and-run situations and thrived in fighting off blocks to provide run support.

OL Aliou Bah

Aliou Bah, a 6-foot-5, 329-pound offensive lineman out of IMG Academy was originally committed to the Florida State Seminoles from May 7, 2021, to October 16, 2021. Bah visited Georgia multiple times in the summer after the NCAA lifted on-campus recruiting restrictions that had been put in place due to COVID-19. Included in those visits was an official visit weekend that Bah attended with several of his IMG teammates. That visit and a gameday experience would pay off for Georgia as the versatile offensive linemen would end up committing to Georgia just two days after dropping the Seminoles of FSU. Bah is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 200 overall prospect in the class.

DL Shone Washington

Washington’s name hovered just below the surface this fall as Georgia pursued other defensive line targets such as Bear Alexander, Walter Nolen, and Travis Shaw. After Alexander re-committed to the Bulldogs, the staff closed the deal with Washington to add another big body to the defensive line. At 6-foot-5 and just under 300 pounds, Washington has the size and versatility to play multiple spots along the defensive front.

DE Marvin Jones Jr.

Georgia came as a late entrant in the recruitment of Jones. The No. 14 player in the class hails from American Heritage High School in Florida, the same school as former Bulldogs Sony Michel and Isaiah McKenzie. An official visit the weekend of Dec. 10-12 helped the Bulldogs close the deal. Along with Mykel Williams, Darris Smith, and CJ Madden, Jones joins an outside linebacker room that will have plenty of playing time up for grabs next season.