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2018 South Georgia Player Rankings: V3.0

By Barry Every
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With National Signing Day just a week away it’s time to look at the final version of the 2018 South Georgia Player Rankings.

With National Signing Day just a week away it’s time to look at the final version of the 2018 South Georgia Player Rankings. Since the last version, which ran September, 14, much has changed.

For starters the first ever early signing period took place from December, 20 through December, 22. In that frame 28 players, that hail from south of the gnat-line, inked with FBS colleges. There are also five new additions to Version 3.0 each designated with the acronym (NR).

As of January, 31 there are 17 players verbally committed to FBS colleges, but will have yet to sign. Remember anything is possible until the ink dries on the National Letter of Intent, which can’t be signed until February, 7. For those who signed in December their fate is sealed.

Over the past ten recruiting cycles South Georgia has averaged between 30 and 40 FBS signees per year. It is quite possible that a record number of players in the class of 2018 will end up signing with FBS schools.

Outside linebacker Quay Walker or Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County is the highest rated committed player, yet to sign at #1. Walker is currently committed to Alabama, but Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee have not given up the fight for his signature.

The next highest ranked committed player at #2 is Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County safety/linebacker Otis Reese. Reese has been committed to Michigan for quite some time, but don’t count the Georgia Bulldogs out of this one.

At #4 sits Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County linebacker JJ Peterson. He gave Tennessee a commitment back on January, 6, but has since made an official visit to Alabama. This could be another potential Signing Day flip.

Now onto the highest rated uncommitted players. At #19 hybrid DE/LB Caleb Johnson of Columbus (Ga.) Northside has kept things close to the vest. At this time Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee appear to be the front runners for his signature.

Not long after leading his team to the GHSA-A Public State Title, #23 John Mincey decommitted from Arkansas. It now looks like Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee are in the best position to gain his skills. The Rebels get the last official visit on February, 2.

The sole reason behind the South Georgia Player Rankings is to increase the visibility of as many players as possible, considering most colleges outside of Georgia simply visit the Greater Atlanta Area and head home.

Any player not on this list that signs with an FBS college will be recognized on the post Signing Day story.