Georgia holds on to finish No. 1 in recruiting

Braxton and Jay Barker pose at Spain Park's National Signing Day event

Braxton and Jay Barker pose at Spain Park's National Signing Day event

Oomph! That would be bad news on any day, but with it being National Signing Day, it becomes a nightmare of a situation. Mike Riley's class was imploding when he was sacked and ranked No. 89 in the 247 composite team rankings. Georgia not only held on to the No. 1 class ranking, but demolished the competition adding five-star Tyson Campbell, ESPN 300 receiver Tommy Bush and flipping ESPN 300 linebackers Quay Walker from Alabama, and Otis Reese from MI. They were hurt by the last-minute defection of top linebacker Otis Reese to Georgia and missing out on offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere to Ohio State.

In addition to Campbell, Georgia convinced several other key prospects to back off their verbal commitment and join the Bulldogs.

Another flip! Georgia lands four-star linebacker Otis Reese, who had been committed to MI. The younger Jones led the Scots to consecutive Class 5A Texas state championships.

USC: Another year and another signing day when the Trojans put on a recruiting show. Washington's class was rated by 247sports.com as almost dead even with Southern California for the best in the Pac-12 and clearly among the top 15 nationally.

Alabama was ninth with a few more players left to sign, but not enough to make a huge leap.

Despite owning the top class, Georgia didn't stop there.

There's a new No. 1 recruiting class in the country. He will first do a two-year mission.

Taggart and his staff have raised FSU's recruiting class ranking 14 spots since the early signing period. Mike Riley's class was imploding when he was sacked and ranked No. 89 in the 247Sports.com composite team rankings.

GMC went 8-2 previous year and finished with another top-20 ranking, but the sights are set higher for 2018.

Four-star DE Andrew Chatfield (No. 159 in ESPN 300) from Plantation, Florida signs with the Gators.

The same thing happened the day before signing day to Texas, though the account was re-opened about an hour later.

FOCUS ON FLORIDA: The top three uncommitted prospects are all from the state of Florida.

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