# 2 Georgia Bulldogs Rivals :
# 2 ESPN RecruitingNation :
# 2 Scout.com :
# 3 on 247Sports.com Composite :
# 3 MaxPreps.com :
Of the Top 49 players in-state in Georgia Kirby has Sixteen (16) 16 : That includes 9 of the Top 17 and 10 of the top 25 :
- # 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 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 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
- # 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
- # 4 OG *Netori Johnson 6′ 3.5″ 348 lbs. Cedar Grove # 82 overall and # 5 OG prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 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 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
- # 7 OLB *Walter Grant 6′ 4″ 235 lbs. Cairo # 93 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 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
- # 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
- # 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
- # 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
- # 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
- # 12 OT *D’antne Demery 6′ 6″ 304 lbs. Brunswick # 92 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 13 DT Devante Wyatt 6′ 3″ 298 lbs. 4.59 in 40-yard dash Towers # 230 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 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
- # 14 OG Justin Shaffer 6′ 5″ 346 lbs. also Cedar Grove # 243 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 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
- # 18 DE Malik Herring 6′ 4″ 265 lbs. Mary Persons # 84 Overall ESPN RecruitingNation # 150 overall prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 19 WR Mark Webb also Philadelphia 6′ 2″ and 195 lbs. # 134 overall and # 20 WR prospect nationally 2017 by 247Sports.com Composite
- # 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 WR Trey Blount 4.36 Nike 40-yard dash 6′ 2″ 192 lbs. also Pace Academy # 252 overall prospect nationally 2017 Scout.com
- # 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 ?
15 players ranked in the Top 100 when there are 3300 joining 130 FBS teams 2017.
How many Scholarships does Kirby have remaining ?
85 Scholarship Players running list as of 5 January 2017 :
18 Juniors as of today 5 January 2017
2 Redshirt Sophomores
15 Sophomores who have not said they are abdicating or had it said for them
5 Redshirt Freshmen
1 Medical Redshirt True Freshman available as early enrollee slot 2017
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 6 of whom have signed their papers with Kirby for 2017 Scholarship
83 On-Scholarship for 2017
2 remaining scholarships meaning at this point 5 January 2017 Kirby can sign 2 more or give 2 scholarships to Walk-ons or to Preferred Walk-ons listed at the bottom here or to ones 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 if said leaving remove until says back
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
1 Medical Redshirt True Freshman 2016 who does NOT count 5 January 2017 :
1 True Freshman who played one play and was DOCUMENTED as injured during that 1 snap and could not return to the field 2016 so this is a prototypical MEDICAL REDSHIRT meaning he gets to play here 6 years like Kolton Houston of the 2010 signing class who completed his eligibility the game after Mark Richt was fired against Penn State. 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Six years On-Scholarship. The NCAA screwed Kolton Houston over an archaic rule not written for his circumstance of PED then relented after the fact.
Solomon Kindley Freshman 56 in this one case this is a documented rubber-stamp MEDICAL REDSHIRT TRUE FRESHMAN 2016 who therefore does NOT count as On-Scholarship on THIS DAY 5 January 2017 meaning Kirby can NOW bring-in ONE MORE Early Enrollee since it is a foregone conclusion that the NCAA owes Kirby one MORE Early Enrollee right now today. Counts as 1 of the 60 documented as On-Scholarship for 2017 for Kirby no matter what. 56.
If Kirby redshirts Solomon Kindley for 2017 as I expect then that will be his REDSHIRT year. Neither 2016 nor 2017 then in this scenario I am suggesting here therefore counts toward his 4 years of eligibility. And therefore 2016 does NOT count as On-Scholarship on THIS DAY either.
It is easy to be precise in this 85 list. There are RULES.
If you have seen enough of the RULES you know what they are. I have. I do. It’s not confusing. It is cut-and-dry. It is detailed. The NCAA has a whole and completely SEPARATE group for this called COMPLIANCE. They have a responsibility to do their job. And they are NOT ALLOWED to drag their feet. They can apply rules and take them back as in this case not applying but THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE CASES. Kirby gets another EARLY ENROLLEE SLOT over this.
That will still leave him with 4 years of eligibility the same as Kolton Houston. If you are redshirted you still get 4 years of eligibility to play. If you get a medical redshirt that is on top of the 5 if you get a redshirt by the coach. If you don’t get a redshirt from your coach you would then have 5 years without a redshirt but I see no reason not to redshirt Solomon Kindley 2017. This means he will still have 2018 as then RF 2019 RSo 2020 RJr and the 2021-2022 season he CAN be On-Scholarship as a Redshirt Senior as you get that year if you are redshirted when the NCAA awards a medical redshirt year. Since he GOT A SNAP 2016 that would seem a real possibility in Solomon Kindley’s case. This is the definition of a Medical Redshirt 6th year of eligibility. Frankly the NCAA owed Kolton Houston a 7th year of eligibility but felt giving him 6 was compensation enough. The NCAA has awarded 2 Medical Redshirt years before. Texas Tech center Tony Morales was awarded a seventh year of eligibility by the NCAA in November of 2016 two months ago. He gets 7 years of On-Scholarship PAYMENTS for FBS football. The Medical Redshirt year is a year in which the University pays for the student-athlete but is exempted NOT-COUNTED toward the On-Scholarship 85 DURING THAT ONE YEAR. He does count for 2017 whether he is redshirted or not but January early enrollee is NOT PART OF THAT. And that is the purpose of this on-going list on this blog spurring Seth Emerson to write the list as I requested verifying THIS LIST by me by MY RESEARCH to list those On-Scholarship for 2017 now that 2016 is over.
Technically as I lay-out here Solomon Kindley is NOT 5 January 2017 On-Scholarship as he is MEDICAL REDSHIRT 2016 season which INCLUDES TODAY for early enrollee status.
A lot of words but this is most important that Kirby has ANOTHER EARLY ENROLLEE 5 January 2017 SLOT.
Technically as I lay it out here :
- 2016 MEDICAL REDSHIRT
- 2017 REDSHIRT year not counting as 1 of the 4 years eligibility either
- 2018 RF year
- 2019 RSo year
- 2020 RJr year
- 2021 RSr year
Got it ?
He can become a Dr. on the dole. All 6 years for Kolton Houston he was On-Scholarship receiving payments in-compliance with NCAA Compliance and all 7 years for Texas Tech center Tony Morales the same is true. There is nothing confusing or in-question about Solomon Kindley. UGA does have to document this to the NCAA and get APPROVAL before it is a slot. With the staff we have this should be APPROVED BY NOW but is NOT as of 5 January 2017 and that is the FAULT of Kirby’s staff and A.D. Greg McGarity. This is their job.
We knew all this 17 September 2016 so we have known this for 3 months and 3 weeks. Had the NCAA been sent their obligatory REQUEST for MEDICAL REDSHIRT September 17 we would have this open slot now. The NCAA IS ALLOWED to drag its feet when being in a hurry is OUR FAULT. An ERROR as big as this one costing Kirby getting a GREAT RB who just kicked-ass in the all-star game against all our recruits holding hands to stop him not turning in the REQUIRED REQUEST to the NCAA for Medical Redshirt status on September 17 of 2016 does NOT constitute a HURRY-UP for the NCAA. It’s our fault. It’s Greg McGarity’s responsibility TOTALLY. Greg McGarity should have recognized this on 17 September 2016.
There is that just one number : 85.
There is NO OTHER NUMBER. You are or aren’t. Solomon Kindley was NOT On-Scholarship 2016 season and therefore IS NOT TODAY. The University paid for Solomon 2016 but is EXEMPTED from counting him in the 85 On-Scholarship number. Got it ?
We just got ANOTHER Early Enrollee slot because Solomon Kindley is NOT today 5 January 2017 counted as one of the 85 On-Scholarship when determining how many OPEN SLOTS there are for Early Enrollees. It is NOT another Scholarship because 2017 he WILL COUNT toward the 85. But today he isn’t.
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. This is our top recruit’s cousin DeAngelo Gibbs. 60
60 On-Scholarship today 5 January 2017 for 2017 season I can document and have.
Rodrigo Blankenship RF K still walk-on parents said staying that way for now
Cameron Nizialek Senior Graduate Transfer Walk-On 44.8 yd punt 53.6 yd K-O
Trent Frix Junior was On-Scholarship 2016 by Kirby himself August awarding it to him as a Walk-On at the time. Trent then played 12 games including bowl 2016 and 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. I have not read Kirby say Trent Frix has a Scholarship for 2017 or that he does not.
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. Lost his job as kicker to Rodrigo Blankenship and then after getting PT the last 2 games abdicated his role here and left. Best of luck to William Ham and thank you.
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.
Frank Sinkwich IV Preferred Walk-On 2017 OG FB Scout team until Junior year high school great grandson Athens Academy 5′ 11″ 235 lbs. 305 bench 500 squat 24.5″ vertical leap 5.23 Nike 40-yard dash added 40 lbs. to get to 235. Not considered one of the 3300 FBS Division 1-A recruits by any service. This is the first 2017 Preferred Walk-On made public. None of the Preferred Walk-Ons for 2016 to Kirby have been awarded a Scholarship which is Frank’s fate as well unless he can make it as FB or long-snapper. He did play some Center Senior year. None of the men Kirby had join him in 2016 as a Walk-On were awarded a Scholarship either yet. Kirby did give 3 Mark Richt Walk-Ons Scholarships August of 2016 Kenneth Towns who personally won 2 games for Mark Richt Tommy Long and Trent Frix for Special Teams. It is unknown if Trent Frix Scholarship was just for 2016 or extends into 2017 unabated but his family does not really need it. Neither did mine. Tommy Long and Kenneth Towns used up their eligibility against TCU. Best of luck to you Frank. And thanks for coming to UGA.
Do you get the feeling since you have not even seen the Preferred Walk-ons or Walk-Ons for 2017 except for this one that this is not the same roster The Georgia Bulldogs have EVER had ?
This is not what we are used to and thus so much research by me to get it right. If I were a writer I would specifically ask certain players their status. I used to go into the locker room.
It is a lot easier to keep up with this than it is to create it.
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 5 January 2017 both of which are long-since committed several times over. But there will be more attrition.
Seth Emerson’s list 2 January 2017 also agrees with this list.
That blog by Seth Emerson he wrote the day after mine on 1-1-2017. I did URL Link my post 1-1-2017 to him specifically. He also suggests there will be more attrition too. And thanks to our readers here on this blog tludlam
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