Number of commits: 19
Expected class size: 25-27
Star recruit: Chase Middleton, a linebacker who was considered the best overall player last season at Brookwood. He posted 114 total tackles.
News of the week: At least 13 players are expected to report this weekend and begin classes Monday. The group includes eight junior-college players, two transfers from UAB and three high school players who were asked to delay enrollment.
What to feel good about: Georgia State needed veterans who can make an impact, and they’re accumulating them well so far. … The Panthers could add a couple of more UAB transfers by the weekend.
What to worry about: Your recruiting class lacks if bigger schools aren’t trying to poach some of your recruits. Two commits, Mays linebacker Charlie Patrick and Middleton, are possible targets by competitors.
Quote of the week: “I think they’ve filled needs on defense. This class is very heavy on that side. I don’t see a ton of impact offensive players, as far as skill players from the high school ranks. But with junior-college guys, they hit home runs.” — PantherTalk.com’s Ben Moore
Next: Ferrod Gardner, a linebacker from Yaton, Ohio, will announce Jan. 19 his decision between Georgia State, Bowling Green and Missouri. He grew up in the Atlanta area and is friends with some Georgia State commits.