HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Who is on Scholarship for 2017 season today on 1 January 2017 ? There are 60 On-Scholarship for 2017 who have not said they are leaving or had it said for them. With 23 Commits there are Two (2) Scholarship Available for National Signing Day a month from today Wednesday February 1 or for existing Walk-Ons.




How many Scholarships does Kirby have remaining ?


85 Scholarship Players running list as of 1 January 2017 :


18   Juniors as of today 1 January 2017


2     Redshirt Sophomores


15   Sophomores who have not said they are abdicating or had it said for them


5   Redshirt Freshmen


16 Freshmen


3 Redshirted 2016 as an in-coming Freshman on Scholarship


1 Redshirt Sophomore Transfer 2016 Mark Richt gave scholarship to for 2017 who sat-out 2016



60 On-Scholarship for 2017 here already today


23 Commitments 5 of whom have signed their papers with Kirby for 2017 Scholarship


83 On-Scholarship for 2017


2 remaining scholarships meaning at this point 1 January 2017 Kirby can sign 2 more or give 2 scholarships to Walk-ons or Preferred Walk-ons listed at the bottom here or to one coming-in.






18 Juniors :


Dominick Sanders Junior 1 – staying


Isaiah Wynn Junior 2


Dyshon Sims Junior 3


Brice Ramsey Junior 4


Nick Chubb Junior staying 5


Sony Michel Junior staying 6


Isaiah McKenzie Junior  NFL Draft


Javon Wims Junior 7


Jeb Blazevich Junior 8


Jordan Davis Junior 9


Shakenneth Williams Junior 10 played 2 games 2016 including 1 start


Aulden Bynum Junior 11


Reggie Wilkerson Junior 12 played 6 games 2016


Shaun McGee Junior academics abdicated in public by Kirby


Malkom Parrish Junior 13


Aaron Davis now he is staying too Junior today 14  said he is leaving


John Atkins Junior 15


Reggie Carter Junior 16


Davin Bellamy Junior staying 17


Lorenzo Carter Junior staying 18


2 Redshirt Sophomores :


Lamont Galliard Redshirt Sophomore 19


Kendall Baker Redshirt Sophomore 20


15 Sophomores who have not said they are abdicating or had it said for them :


Jackson Harris Sophomore 21


Terry Godwin Sophomore 22


Jayson Stanley Sophomore 23


Michael Chigbu Sophomore 24


Shaquery Wilson Sophomore   abdicated


Trent Thompson Sophomore 25


DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Sophomore 26


Michael Barnett Sophomore 27


Roquan Smith Sophomore 28


Natrez Patrick Sophomore 29


Jonathan Ledbetter Sophomore 30


Juwan Taylor Sophomore 31


Rashad Roundtree Sophomore 32 played in 12 games including bowl game 2016


Juwuan Briscoe Sophomore   abdicated


Rico McGraw Sophomore   abdicated


Deandre Baker Sophomore 33


D’Andre Walker Sophomore 34


Jarvis Wilson Sophomore 35 played 13 games 2016


Kirby Choates Sophomore     academics abdicating


5 Redshirt Freshmen :


Sam Madden Redshirt Freshman 36


Sage Hardin Redshirt Freshman 37 played one game 2016


Justin Young Redshirt Freshman 38 played 9 games 2016


Patrick Allen Redshirt Freshman 39 played 2 games including TCU 2016


Tae Crowder Redshirt Freshman 40


Jake Edwards Redshirt Freshman transferred after Spring Practice 2016 Georgia Southern


16 Freshmen :


Jaleel Laquins Freshman 41


Michail Carter Freshman 42


Julian Rochester Freshman 43


Tyler Clark Freshman 44


David Marshall Freshman 45


Tyrique McGhee Freshman 46


Marshall Long Freshman 47


Elijah Holyfield Freshman 48


Riley Ridley Freshman 49


Tyler Simmons Freshman 50


Charlie Woerner Freshman 51


Brian Herrien Freshman 52


Isaac Nauta Freshman 53


Mecole Hardman Jr. Freshman 54


Jacob Eason Freshman 55


Solomon Kindley Freshman 56


3 Redshirted 2016 as an in-coming Freshman on Scholarship :


Chris Barnes Redshirted 2016 as Freshman 57


Ben Cleveland Redshirted as a Freshman 58


Chauncey Manac Redshirted 2016 as a Freshman 59





Rico Johnson medical disqualified doesn’t count as scholarship



1 Redshirt Sophomore Transfer 2016 Mark Richt gave scholarship to for 2017 who sat-out 2016 :


I believe I recall Mark Richt provided a scholarship NEXT YEAR 2017 to J.R. Reed who had to sit-out the 2016 year as a Redshirt Sophomore here at UGA since he was in the 2014 recruiting class and did not play with anyone redshirted 2014. Then JR Reed played as a Redshirt Freshman when he signed 2015 with Tulsa. This is a Scholarship committed for 2017 by Mark Richt. Redshirt Sophomore who will have 2 years remaining here. 6′ 195 db played as redshirt freshman at Tulsa in 2015. Dad Jake Reed NFL not J.R. Reed NFL db. 60




60 On-Scholarship today 1 January 2017 for 2017 season I can document and have.





Walk-Ons :


Rodrigo Blankenship RF K still walk-on parents said staying that way for now


Trent Frix Junior is still walk-on played 12 games including bowl 2016 has 2 Varsity letters UGA and Academic Honor Roll.  This blog here UGA Thomas Brown . wordpress.com reported that Trent Frix WAS given a Scholarship for 2016 by Kirby in August 2016.  Whether he keeps that for 2017 would seem to me to be up to the terms of providing it by Kirby.  Is Trent Frix on Scholarship TODAY ?  Yes.  But Kenneth Towns and Tommy Long were both awarded Scholarships August 2016 by Kirby too and they are on Scholarship today too but as Seniors will NOT BE 2017.  I can not document that Trent Frix is or is not on Scholarship for 2017 but it would seem he like some others here should be.


Christian Payne Junior is still walk-on


Glenn Welch FB listed as Junior 2016 season however he was redshirted 2014 played in 12 games 2015 and played in all 13 games 2016 season. Either way he has a year left 2017 whether he is in fact a Redshirt Junior 2017 season as I see it or if indeed he is a senior 2017 season as listed at UGA. He has always been a Walk-on like his older brother Parker. Wayne County Jesup GA Highest GPA on the team every year both here and at Wayne County. Recognized as such by league office and by UGA. SEC Academic Honor Roll 2014 and UGA student-athlete Honor Roll 2015.


Prather Hudson Preferred Walk-on Redshirted as Freshman 2016


Tim Hill Senior transfer Walk-on db who played 4 games this season including bowl game after sitting-out last year for Mark Richt here so by my count his eligibility is over with his last game in college TCU which he did play in. Although he has a redshirt year he could take he has none since by transfer rules he had to sit-out last year so he is done by my count.


Billy Seward Redshirt Junior Walk-on redshirted 2013 played 2014 2015 2016 Center 6’ 3” 269 lbs. Oconee


Mitchell Wasson Freshman K still walk-on Redshirted 2016


William Ham Redshirt Sophomore K still walk-on played 5 games 2016 including last 2


Nick Moore Sophomore had tackle last year played 4 games 2016 walk-on still.


Steven Van Tiflin redshirt sophomore WR played one game 2016 walk-on.


Thomas Swilley Junior OG played one game 2015 one game 2016 walk-on.


I believe I recall we provided Keyon Brown Redshirt Sophomore 2016 a Scholarship and he has played in one game 2016.  So I did NOT say that Keyon Brown is not on Scholarship but that I said that he WAS provided a Scholarship for 2016 and played in a game 2016 for Kirby.  I have quite a few walk-ons here I document are OWED a Scholarship Keyon Brown is one of these – not one of the 60 I can document ARE On-Scholarship for 2017 such as J.R. Reed who was provided one for 2017 by Mark Richt to put UGA in position to sign his cousin DeAngelo Gibbs.


I believe I recall we provided Mirko Jurkovic Redshirt Freshman 2016 a Scholarship but he has not played in 2016 and would appear to have loads in front of him at TE.


I believe I recall Mark Richt provided a scholarship 2016 to Joseph Ledbetter to get his younger brother to sign with us too but he is no longer playing with us this year so that is over.


Allen Williams Preferred Walk-on Redshirt Freshman 6’7″ 352 lbs.


Jordon McKinney Preferred Walk-on Redshirt Freshman


Joshua Moran 6′ 2″ 193 lbs. 3-star Preferred Walk-on


Daniel Gothard Freshman on roster preferred walk-on still – has not played 2016.


The years of deserving to be an On-Scholarship football player at The University of Georgia are OVER unless there is just one sitting there being unused which is not where we are 1 January 2017 today. It’s not just the money involved. It is the prestige of in fact being an On-Scholarship Football Player at The University of Georgia. A player can earn a START even and still be a Walk-On. A player can be your STARTING KICKER and LEAD THE TEAM IN SCORING and still be a Walk-On. A Preferred Walk-On can see others given a Scholarship who were Walk-Ons. A signed recruit can be told there is no Early Enrollee slot with 2 open Scholarships for 2017 and that player can be one of what would have been one of our Top 50 players for 2017 and the most heralded recruit for Texas Coach Tom Herman. Let me say as a walk-on who was on the Dean’s List and on the Honor Roll every single quarter who did not need a scholarship that I would have loved to have earned a scholarship but I did not. So therefore I keep up with this. You purport to write about us as a beat writer and you could not be bothered to list who it is who is on Scholarship at UGA and who isn’t. Yes it is a lot of research.


You either are On-Scholarship or you are not. The days when those were given away willy-nilly are over. I remember when we had 59 whom Mark Richt recruited here as Scholarship Players whom he offered a Scholarship to come here and play for him who were ALL HE HAD LEFT ELIGIBLE to play against Louisville in the 2014 Belk Bowl in Charlotte. 59 of the 117 he had signed here as Scholarship Recruits who with a redshirt would have been eligible to play that game and there were none taken early in the 2014 NFL Draft either. That was a different roster mismanagement back with Mark Richt.

  1. # 2 Athlete Nationally *DeAngelo Gibbs 4.52 Nike 40-yard dash 6’ 2” 204 lbs. Grayson # 13 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 40 overall and # 3 Safety by 247Sports.com Composite # 10 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation  Signed
  2. # 2 Safety *Richard LeCounte 4.51 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 1″ 186 lbs. Liberty County Hinesville # 39 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 27 overall by 247Sports.com Composite # 11 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation Signed
  3. # 3 QB *Jake Fromm 6′ 2″ 203 lbs. Houston Warner Robins # 29 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 46 overall and # 3 PRO QB by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
  4. # 3 Running Back *D’Andre Swift 5′ 9.5″ 214 lbs. Philadelphia Joseph’s Prep School # 35 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 36 overall and # 4 RB by 247Sports.com Composite
  5. # 4 OG *Netori Johnson 6′ 3.5″ 348 lbs. Cedar Grove # 82 overall and # 5 OG prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
  6. # 6 ILB *Nate McBride 6′ 2″ 225 lbs. 4.53 in 40-yard dash 10.5 in 100 meters Vidalia # 92 overall and # 2 ILB prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
  7. # 7 OT *Isaiah Wilson 6′ 7″ 350 lbs. Brooklyn New York # 49 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 32 overall by 247Sports.com Composite # 2 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation
  8. # 7 OLB *Walter Grant 6′ 4″ 235 lbs. Cairo # 93 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
  9. # 8 DE *Robert Beal 6′ 3.5″ 234 lbs. Norcross IMG Academy Bradenton FL # 74 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 81 overall and # 5 DE by 247Sports.com Composite # 4 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation
  10. # 9 Athlete Nationally Tray Bishop 6’ 3” 185 lbs. Terrell County # 129 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 4 Athlete Nationally by 247Sports.com Composite
  11. # 9 ILB Monty Rice of James Clemens High in Madison ALABAMA 6′ 2″ 228 lbs. Nike 40-yard dash time 4.62 ! the # 221 best overall prospect nationally regardless of position 2017 by Scout.com 4-Star Scout.com obviously with that size length and speed and Scout.com ranks Monty Rice the # 9 Inside Linebacker in the nation 2017
  12. # 10 OLB Jaden Hunter 6′ 2″ 212 lbs. 4.81 Nike 40-yard dash Westlake Atlanta # 136 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite  Signed
  13. # 11 OT *Andrew Thomas 6″ 4.5″ 318 lbs. Pace Academy # 68 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 74 overall and # 12 OT by 247Sports.com Composite # 38 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation
  14. # 12 OT *D’antne Demery 6′ 6″ 304 lbs. Brunswick # 92 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
  15. # 13 DT Devante Wyatt 6′ 3″ 298 lbs. 4.59 in 40-yard dash Towers # 230 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
  16. # 14 nationally overall JUCO # 2 JUCO OT *D’Marcus Hayes 6′ 5″ and 320 lbs. Madison Central Mississippi JUCO # 5 JUCO overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 14 nationally JUCO by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
  17. # 14 OG Justin Shaffer 6′ 5″ 346 lbs. also Cedar Grove # 243 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
  18. # 16 CB William Poole 4.52 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 179 lbs. Hapeville College Park # 46 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 180 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
  19. # 18 DE Malik Herring 6′ 4″ 265 lbs. Mary Persons # 84 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 150 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
  20. # 19 WR Mark Webb also Philadelphia 6′ 2″ and 195 lbs. # 134 overall and # 20 WR prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
  21. # 19 WR Jeremiah Holloman 6′ 2″ 195 lbs. with 4.48 time 40-yard dash Newton High # 98 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation  # 135 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com # 131 overall and # 19 WR by 247Sports.com Composite Signed
  22. # 22 WR Trey Blount 4.36 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 2″ 192 lbs.  also Pace Academy # 252 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
  23. # 53 WR Matt Landers 6’5″ long 192 lbs. Wide Receiver from St. Petersburg FL also offered Scholarship by Florida Auburn FSU Louisville Kentucky Miami of Florida Mississippi State UNC Notre Dame Ole Miss Pitt West Virginia and Michigan for jump-balls from Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm with good hands and covers a lot of ground quickly with long strides as a Red Zone Weapon with 4.68 speed in the 40-yard dash Nike time !  Take that from 6′ 5″ and vertical leap of 33 inches.  That is 110 inches off-the-ground to top of the head before adding his arms and hands higher than 140 inches off the ground for those 5′ 9″ cornerbacks everyone has.  Matt Landers reaches 11 feet 8 inches on his jump-ball.  How is a 5′ 9″ cornerback going to cover that ?

I mean WOW !

14 players ranked in the Top 100 when there are 3300 joining 130 FBS teams 2017.

And Kirby has 17 of the Top 150 Overall players in the nation regardless of position.  There are 130 FBS NCAA Division 1-A teams 2017 and Kirby has 17 of the Top 150 overall.  And Kirby has 18 of the Top 180 with 130 teams 2017. One team has 10% of the Top 180 recruits and there are 130 teams 2017. Being highly ranked is a highly indicative indicator of future success.  Kirby does not lose commitments.  These recruits are far more likely to have future success than every team in the nation except one.  If you don’t follow recruiting you look like a fool.  UGA has ALWAYS bragged on its recruits but we’ve NEVER recruited this well as in 2017.  Honestly we have not recruited this well ever in our entire history.  You can not name a hole.  And Kirby has one (1) remaining Scholarship left.



So 60 documented On-Scholarship for 2017 who have not said they are leaving or had it said for them plus 23 Commits are 83 meaning Kirby has Two (2) Scholarships available today 1 January 2017.