Expected class size: 19-21
Star recruit: Richard Hallman, a 6-4 receiver from Hillgrove. The pressure is on Georgia State to make a big impression during this weekend’s official visit. Hallman will go on a trip next week to Troy, which has made him a top recruiting priority. He committed to the Panthers in July.
News of the week: A major overhaul is underway as 17 new players started classes Monday. They will be ready for spring practice. This group includes eight junior-college players and six UAB transfers, along with three signees from last year who gray-shirted.
Key visitors: Konnor Houston, an outside linebacker from Buford, will take an official visit this week, per PantherTalk.com. Houston is the brother of UGA offensive lineman Kolton Houston.
What to feel good about: Unless some bigger schools try to poach its recruits (and set off a chain of events), Georgia State is almost done with this year’s class.
What to worry about: Kelvin Rainey, an inside linebacker from Iowa Western, has signed his letter of intent but hasn’t reported to campus.
Quote of the week: “With 17 guys in, I think this class is probably more close to being done at this point than any other in Georgia State’s five-year history. We’re three weeks away from signing day, and the class is essentially done numbers-wise. It’s a credit to having a huge number of early enrollees.” — PantherTalk.com’s Ben Moore