UGA Football

UGA Football Signing Day 2016 Updates

Signing Day 2016

Wednesday, February 3 is National Signing Day 2016. The Georgia Bulldogs are once again expected to sign a Top 10 class.

Georgia’s 2016 class is currently ranked 7th by 247Sports, 7th by ESPN, 8th by Rivals, 8th by Scout (as of 2:45pm ET).

The Dawgs are hoping to land a some more big-time uncommitted targets on signing day. Below are the recruits and the time they are expected to announce (all times Eastern):

  • Brian Burns (4* DE) – 8:00am
    UPDATE: Burns committed to FSU.
  • Mecole Hardman (5* ATH) – 8:30am
    UPDATE: Hardman committed to UGA and has signed with the Dawgs!
  • Michail Carter (4* DT) – 9:00am
    UPDATE: Carter has committed to UGA!
  • Tyler Simmons (3* WR) – 9:00am
    UPDATE: Simmons has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Georgia!
  • Ben Davis (5* LB) – 10:00am
    UPDATE: Davis committed to Alabama.
  • Jaewon Taylor (3* DB) – 10:30am
    UPDATE: Taylor will sign with Florida.
  • Jauan Williams (4* OT) – 10:30am
    UPDATE: William is headed to FSU.
  • Tyler Clark (4* DT) – 1:30pm
    UPDATE: Clark has signed with UGA.
  • David Marshall (3* DE) – 2:00pm
    UPDATE: Marshall has flipped from Auburn to UGA!
  • Mack Wilson (5* LB) – 2:00pm
    UPDATE: Wilson is headed to Bama.
  • E.J. Price (4* OT) – 2:45pm
    UPDATE: Price has signed with USC.
  • Derrick Brown (5* DT) – 3:00pm
    UPDATE: Brown committed to Auburn.
  • Jaleel Laguins (4* LB) – 5:30pm
    UPDATE: Laguins will sign with UGA.

UGA already has LOI’s from six early enrollees:

  • Jacob Eason – QB
  • Isaac Nauta – TE
  • Riley Ridley – WR
  • Ben Cleveland – OL
  • Julian Rochester – DL
  • Chad Clay – DB

As we do each year, will post the 2016 UGA Football Signees as they come in. We will also update this post throughout the day (see “Live Signing Day Updates” below). Feel free to join the signing day discussion in the comments section at the bottom.

Football Recruiting Links

Live Signing Day Updates

7:30am – 3-Star DB Tyrique McGhee has signed his LOI.

7:55am – 3-Star OT Chris Barnes has signed his LOI.

8:01am – 4-Star DE Chauncey Manac has signed his LOI.

8:13am – 3-Star Punter Marshall Long of China Grove, NC has signed his LOI.

8:24am – 4-Star WR Charlie Woerner of Tiger, Georgia has signed his letter of intent.

8:27am – 4-Star DE Brian Burns picks FSU over UGA and others.

8:42am – 5-Star athlete Mecole Hardman, Jr. of Elberton, Georgia has committed to UGA!

8:44am – 4-Star JUCO WR Javon Wims of Miami, Florida has signed with UGA.

9:07am – Georgia has received the signed letter of intent from 5-Star athlete Mecole Hardman, Jr.

9:12am – 4-Star DT Michail Carter has committed to UGA over Alabama!

9:30am– 4-Star running back Elijah Holyfield of Atlanta, Georgia (Woodward Academy) has signed with UGA.

9:34am – 3-Star wide receiver Tyler Simmons has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Georgia!

9:45am – 3-Star offensive tackle Solomon Kindley of Jacksonville, Florida has signed with Georgia.

10:02am – 3-Star wide receiver Tyler Simmons has officially signed with UGA.

10:14am – 5-Star linebacker Ben Davis has committed to Alabama over Georgia and others.

10:37am – 3-Star DB Jaewon Taylor will sign with Florida over Georgia and others.

10:38am – 4-Star OT Jauan Williams has committed to Florida State over UGA and others.

11:45am – Regarding the size of the 2016 signing class, UGA head coach Kirby Smart said he is “…not as concerned about how many as I am who.”

12:18pm – No updates. It’s lunch time across the South.

12:25pm – 4-Star DL Michail Carter has officially signed with the Georgia Bulldogs.

12:45pmMorning Recap: National Signing Day 2016

1:30pm – Not recruiting, but 2016 G-Day Game to Kick Off at 4:00 PM

1:55pm – 4-Star DT Tyler Clark signs with Georgia after a late push from Tennessee.

2:06pm – 5-Star LB Lyndell “Mack” Wilson of Montgomery, Ala. has committed to Alabama over UGA and others.

2:32pm3-Star DE David Marshall Flips to Georgia

2:54pm – 3-Star DL David Marshall has officially signed with UGA.

3:05pm – 4-Star OT E.J. Price, a former UGA commitment, has signed with the USC Trojans.

4:28pm – 4-Star DT Tyler Clark has officially signed with UGA.

4:51pm – In case you missed it last night, 3-Star WR/S Joshua Moran of Alpharetta, Georgia committed to UGA as a preferred walk-on.

5:33pm – 4-Star LB Jaleel Laguins of Watkinsville, Georgia has reaffirmed his commitment and will sign with UGA.

That should close out Georgia’s 2016 class with the possible exception of 5-Star WR Demetrius Robinson of Savannah. He won’t announce for at least a week and is also considering Stanford, Notre Dame, and Alabama.

5:54pm – 4-Star LB Jaleel Laguins has officially signed with UGA.



  1. Tony Ward

    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Let’s get some Good Dawgs today!

  2. Jim

    Feb 3, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Great job sicemdawgs for prompt reporting! U Guys R really on top of the signings!!!!!

    • Kevin Kelley

      Feb 3, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Thanks! Go Dawgs!!

  3. Paul

    Feb 3, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Goooo Dawgs!!!! Hope we will have a great day!!! Coach Smart and Crew, you guys have done a fantastic job getting out there and working tirelessly to get us to this point!!! Finish Strong Gentlemen!!!

  4. Connor King

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Trying to keep up with commits at school! Go Dawgs!

  5. kenny

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Good Job Smart & Staff Go Dawgs!!!

  6. Larry Ervin

    Feb 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    All you folks from Ga letting your kids go everywhere but Ga should move!

  7. Tate

    Feb 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Wonder where Jaleel laguins will commit?

  8. Mike brown

    Feb 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Jaleel signed with the DAWGS! RUNS A 4.52 40 YD DASH! GREAT GET!

  9. Mike brown

    Feb 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Impressed with the 2016 class! Lots of size and speed! Still need OL work to protect QB! I believe Coach Pittman will get that done!

Leave a Reply

To Top