Another dramatic signing day possible for Bulldogs

Isaiah Crowell was the focus of the Bulldog Nation last signing day. This year will likely be just as dramatic — if not more so.

No less than seven prospects could select Georgia on Wednesday. But previous national signing day battles indicate that if the Bulldogs sign more than two players who were previously uncommitted they will be doing well by their standards.

Since coach Mark Richt took over, Georgia has never signed more than two uncommitted prospects on any of the previous 11 signing days. The Bulldogs signed four uncommitted players on or after signing day in 2009, but only one of them — Marlon Brown — actually signed on signing day.

But signing more than three uncommitted prospects on Wednesday will be a challenge for the Bulldogs.

Georgia’s best prospects include five-star outside linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, four-star defensive back Sheldon Dawson and four-star outside linebacker and Vanderbilt commitment Josh Dawson. Harvey-Clemons is set to announce in the morning as is Josh Dawson. Sheldon Dawson may make his final choice between Memphis and Georgia before Wednesday.

Two other five-star players, junior college wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and five-star offensive lineman Avery Young, will make their decisions in the afternoon.

Georgia has a chance to sign both, but it is unclear how good its chances really are.

Alabama commitment Brandon Greene, a four-star prospect, and Auburn commitment Jaquay Williams, a four-star wide receiver, could both make dramatic switches to pick the Bulldogs, but committed players almost always stick with their school on signing day. N.C. State commitment and four-star outside linebacker Kenderius Whitehead could also switch and pick Georgia or Clemson.

If signing day goes the way of the Bulldogs, they will have completed a solid in-state recruiting effort.

Signing Harvey-Clemons would mean that Georgia has secured three of the top four players in the state, according to Scout.com. It is a big possibility, providing Memphis native Sheldon Dawson signs with Georgia, that the Bulldogs will sign the second-best player in North Carolina (Keith Marshall) and the top players in Tennessee (S. Dawson), Florida (John Theus) and Georgia (Jordan Jenkins).

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