Georgia’s 2011 recruiting class is just about complete — at least for today.
The Bulldogs have receieved the signed letters-of-intent of five additional players over the last hour. They are OL Hunter Long of Eads, Tenn.; DB Chris Sanders of Tucker; TE Jay Rome of Valdosta; WR Justin Scott-Wesley of Mitchell County; and LB Ramik Wilson of Tampa.
That gives Georgia 24 signees so far. The Bulldogs are still waiting to hear on five-star running back Isaiah Crowell, who will announce at 1:30 p.m. in Columbus, and junior college nose guard John Jenkins, who won’t sign until Saturday in Meriden, Conn.
Rome is, of course, one of the crowned jewels of the 2011 class. He’s a five-star-rated recruit and No. 1-ranked at his position by two recruiting services. He committed to the Bulldogs on Jan. 20 after a vigorous recruiting battle with Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee. His teammate Malcolm Mitchell, a wide receiver, also signed with UGA on Wednesday.
Scott-Wesley, a fellow South Georgian, is best known for being the fastest high school athlete in Georgia. He won double state titles on the day he committed to the Bulldogs last May, setting a state record in the 100 meters at 10.35 seconds and winning the 200 meters at 21.575.
Wilson (6-3, 225) was a late commitment for the Bulldogs who played both sides of the ball and almost all special teams at Jefferson High in Tampa. He’s a four-star-rated recruit who had more than two dozen scholarship offers.
Sanders (6-0, 175), a was the first commitment for the 2011 class. He gave them his pledge last January. He played safety, wide receiver, kick returner and even some quarterback for Tucker this past season. He’ll play in the defensive backfield for the Bulldogs.
Long (6-3, 293) is the younger brother of current UGA freshman Austin Long, who was the No. 1 player in Tennessee when he inked in 2009. “It’s home for me,” Hunter Long says of Georgia.