Recruiting has been front and center during the coronavirus shutdown. Georgia has landed four commitments and has made a move for several others since the nation began, for the most part, sheltering in place, but things have been much quieter with the current roster.
That’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s a good thing because, for whatever reason, when a player enters the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Transfer Portal, it’s automatically considered to be negative. Georgia hasn’t dealt with any of that over the past two months but that doesn’t mean some change isn’t on the way.
Dawgs247 has broken down the current roster by class and, as it stands, the Bulldogs are going to need one more player to come off scholarship as long as the rest of the 2020 class enrolls on time. When you look at it closely, there are 67 players currently enrolled and on the team. There are 19 more expected to arrive when things get cranked back up and that puts UGA at 86.
Fourth-year Juniors (9)
15. QB Stetson Bennett IV
16. WR Matt Landers
17. WR Trey Blount
18. DL Netori Johnson
19. OLB Robert Beal
20. CB Eric Stokes
21. CB Ameer Speed
22. DB William Poole
23. S Latavious Brini
Notes: If we’re being frank here, this group may be where the needed attrition comes from. There are several guys in this group who have simply gotten lost in the fray or recruited over. Beal actually entered the transfer portal during bowl season but removed his name shortly thereafter. Stokes is the only starter or major contributor but Johnson could move into that territory this season if he wins the No. 2 nose tackle job. If he does that and Jordan Davis leaves after 2020, Johnson might become a starter in his fifth season. Landers has a chance to step up but that was the case a year ago. It’s hard to see anyone else in this group making a move to the top of the depth chart.
Think he’s right? If so, whom do you see going?