The Georgia football program will see some of its top targets announce their college plans on Wednesday as a part of 2023 National Signing Day. Below you can find live updates on the day, as well as the latest on Georgia’s signees and commitments.
Georgia has the No. 2 ranked signing class for the 2023 recruiting cycle. Among the top targets to watch include Duce Robinson, Walker Lyons, Jamal Meriweather and Ellis Robinson.
Georgia football live updates on 2023 National Signing Day
1:45 p.m. update: Georgia got some big news on Wednesday, with the Bulldogs landings 5-star prospect Ellis Robinson. He is the No. 1 overall cornerback in the 2024 recruiting cycle and a top-10 player in the class.
Georgia beat out Alabama, LSU, Miami and Colorado to land Robinson. He plays for IMG Academy and is originally from New Haven, Ct.
Robinson becomes the highest-rated commit in Georgia’s 2024 signing class, which already sits at No. 1 for the cycle. The Bulldogs now have 10 commitments in the class.
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Georgia last landed the No. 1 cornerback prospect in the 2020 cycle when it signed Kelee Ringo. He became a two-year starter at Georgia and is expected to be a top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Bulldogs also got some news regarding Duce Robinson, who made it clear he will not be signing on Wednesday. He explained why in an interview with ESPN.
“To be honest, It’s just a flat out we’re not sure where we want to go yet. It’s been a long process, it’s been a fun process,” Robinson said. “We just don’t have that conviction yet. When I make my decision I want to be at peace with it, I want to be fully convicted. I don’t want to go anywhere, I want to be there for three years but maybe more.”
Duce Robinson is the No. 1 ranked tight end for the 2023 cycle. Georgia has already signed two of the top eight tight ends in the 2023 recruiting cyle in Pearce Spurlin and Lawson Luckie. The Bulldogs did see tight end target Walker Lyons commit to USC earlier on Wednesday.
1:10 p.m. update: One of Georgia’s SEC rivals got a big boost on National Signing Day, as 5-star prospect Nyckoles Harbor announced his commitment to the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Harbor is one of the best athletes in the country and a legitimate track star. He can be either an edge rusher or tight end at the next level, as he is listed at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. He’s the first 5-star commitment for Shane Beamer since he became the head coach at South Carolina.
The Gamecocks now have the No. 16 ranked recruiting class for the 2023 cycle according to the On3 Consensus rankings. Georgia has beaten South Carolina in each of Beamer’s first two seasons, but it’s clear the Gamecocks have made strides under Beamer. South Carolina ended the season by beating Tennessee and Clemson.
12:30 p.m. update: Georgia did not end up landing one of its tight end targets, as Walker Lyons announced that he would be committing to USC.
This comes as a mild upset, as Georgia and Utah had been seen as the favorites to land Lyons coming into National Signing Day.
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Lyons won’t be playing college football this coming season, as he will be partaking in his Mormon mission.
Lyons was one of four Georgia targets to watch on Wednesday in what will be a more lowkey National Signing Day. Duce Robinson, the nation’s top tight end prospect, is also worth following though it is believed he will not sign on Wednesday. He is also considering USC, along with Major League Baseball as a possibility.
Even without Lyons committing to Georgia, it speaks to the job Georgia has done with tight ends in recent years that Lyons would consider Georgia after signing Pearce Spurlin and Lawson Luckie in the early signing period.
“I think the way we use them at Georgia certainly helps,” tight ends coach Todd Hartley told DawgNation prior to the national championship win over TCU. “Coach Monken has done an unbelievable job to be unique and creative with how we use our tight ends and the personnel we use. The kids see that and appreciate that.
“Second thing is, the University of Georgia is the best school in the country. From academics to social life to athletics, you’re not going to find a better institution. I firmly believe that.”
Georgia still does not have a signed letter of intent from offensive tackle commit Jamal Meriweather. The Bulldogs will learn what 5-star cornerback Ellis Robinson intends to do on Wednesday, but he is the No. 1 ranked cornerback in the 2024 recruiting class.
Even if the Bulldogs had been able to land Lyons and Robinson on Wednesday, Georgia was still going to finish with the No. 2 ranked signing class in the 2023 recruiting class. Most of those players are already on campus, as 18 of the 25 signees enrolled early for Georgia.
11:30 a.m. update: Nothing new regarding Georgia in terms of its targets on signing day. There has been some movement around college football though.
A number of transfers have been announced by their new schools, including multiple former Georgia players. Nebraska announced the signing of MJ Sherman, while Mississippi State did the same for tight end Ryland Goede.