Number of commits: 26
Expected class size: 28-31
Star recruit: Natrez Patrick, linebacker at Mays. He helped his team reach the state championship game as a senior and was a top performer at the Army All-America Bowl.
News of the week: UGA had eight recruits enroll early and start classes this week, led by Tucker defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter. … UGA added a recruit and lost one over the weekend when offensive lineman Patrick Allen of Reistertown, Md., backed off his commitment and Langston Hughes defensive end D’Andre Walker pledged during the Army game on national television.
What to feel good about: UGA has the nation’s No. 3-rated class in the 247Sports composite rankings, trailing Alabama and Florida State.
What to worry about: Wide receiver Van Jefferson of Brentwood, Tenn., was supposed to join the early enrollees but apparently wants to see who UGA’s new offensive coordinator will be. The delay could benefit Ole Miss and Texas, which are both still courting Jefferson.
Quote of the week: “Everybody expects me to go to LSU. But if I was going there, I’d be committed. It’s not that hard to just commit. But I think every team has a chance to get me.” — Cornerback Donte Jackson of New Orleans. He’ll announce his choice between LSU, UGA and USC on Jan. 21.
Next: UGA is in a holding pattern until hiring a new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.