A Look at the 5 top uncommitted UGA targets - By Jeff Sentell
Justin Fields is now the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation per 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite
5-star QB Justin Fields, Kennesaw, Ga.
Do you know this name yet? It would be a shock by now if any UGA fan didn’t know this young man’s name. Fields now rates as the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect for 2018. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Fields can run a 4.51 laser time in the 40-yard dash. The Under Armour All-American also has a 29 on his ACT and a 3.9 grade-point-average at Harrison High School.
His decision, which should likely be made in the next two months, should come down to FSU and Georgia. Auburn is also in there somewhat. It seems like the Bulldogs do have a lot of momentum here.
5-star OG Jamaree Salyer, Atlanta, Ga.
The Pace Academy senior ranks as the nation’s top offensive line prospect for this cycle. He’s a likely guard at the next level and DawgNation also projects his best Sunday position to be center about 3-4 years down the road. The U.S. Army All-American is a close lifelong friend to promising UGA freshman OT Andrew Thomas.
Salyer, the highest-rated interior line prospect by the 247Sports composite since 2006, will take an unofficial visit to UGA on Sept. 2 against Appalachian State. His first official visit will be to Notre Dame for the Georgia game on Sept. 9. Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford are the other primary contenders to sign Salyer. He is warming to the idea of making his decision during the early signing period between Dec. 20-22.
4-star OG Trey Hill, Warner Robins, Ga.
Hill seems like an example of Georgia’s priority to stack up as many elite players up front as mathematically permissible by the 85-man scholarship cap. Hill, a former teammate of UGA freshman Jake Fromm at Houston County, rates as the nation’s No. 2 prospect at guard for 2018.
The 6-foot-3, 340-pound Hill has been told by UGA line coach Sam Pittman that he can contend for a spot at center right away. He rates as the nation’s No. 34 overall prospect for 2018.
He’s pretty tight-lipped about his favorites, but a sample size of Auburn, Clemson, FSU and UGA seems to be the perceived teams to watch out for here.
4-star DB Tyreke Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.
He’s ranked as the nation’s No. 4 safety, but Johnson makes it clear he plans to be a cornerback on Saturdays. Johnson has a lot of ties to UGA, including invested relationships with coach Kirby Smart, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and freshman safety Richard LeCounte III.
But he’s far from a sure thing. Johnson also cites heavy interest in schools such as Florida, Ohio State and UCLA. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Johnson did recently say he wouldn’t mind being college roommates with Justin Fields. That was interesting. The Trinity Christian standout has long maintained he knows more about UGA and has fewer questions about UGA than any other program.
Look for his decision to come sometime in December. Johnson rates as the nation’s No. 38 overall prospect for 2018.
4-star OLB Adam Anderson, Rome, Ga
Anderson has de-committed from both UGA and LSU. Could the Bulldogs pull off a re-commit? Well, that’s the hope for Smart and this staff. Anderson ranks as the nation’s No. 2 OLB and also as the nation’s No. 43 overall prospect.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Anderson is a blur coming off the edge. He’s coy about what his true feelings are in regard to his top schools. DawgNation projects he has a top 3, Alabama, Clemson and UGA. Tennessee is also kicking up a lot of dust at this time.
What stands out here: Acceleration. Length. Explosiveness. Toughness.
Anderson is well-coached by a strong staff of savvy football men at Rome High.
Just off this list: 4-star RB James Cook, 4-star TE Luke Ford, 5-star DE K.J Henry, 4-star OLB J.J. Peterson, 4-star OLB Otis Reese and 4-star DT Rick Sandidge
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