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Georgia Recruiting: 2025 commit breakdown

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Coming off the No. 1 recruiting class in 2024, Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are looking to add another title to the mantle in 2025.

The state of Georgia is loaded in the rising senior class, punctuated by multiple five-stars that are major targets. They’ve already got a head start with commitments from one of the top six in-state targets pledged and two more trending in their direction.

The Bulldogs have 12 commitments early on in the cycle and sit at No. 7 in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings.

Georgia Class Breakdown

Of Georgia’s 12 commitments, seven project to the offensive side of the ball and five are expected to play defense at the next level. Recently committed five-star Zayden Walker, five-star tight end Elyiss Williams and four-star EDGE Darren Ikinnagbon give UGA three commits who rank in the top-100 in the country. Nine of the 12 pledges hail from the Peach State, with an average distance from Athens of just 210.1 miles.

The latest additions to the class for Georgia include: Walker, Williams, Ikinnagbon, four-star defensive lineman Christian Garrett, three-star in-state athlete Todd Robinson, and four-star offensive lineman Mason Short, a one-time Alabama commit who reopened his recruitment when Nick Saban retired.

Top Bulldogs Offensive Commit: TE Elyiss Williams

One of two elite offensive prospects in Georgia this cycle, Williams ranks as the nation’s No. 23 overall prospect and No. 1 tight end nationally at this point. On3’s Scouting and Rankings team writes this about him as a prospect:

“Rare combination of athleticism and size for the tight end position. Stands in at nearly 6-foot-7 with crazy bounce and ability to play above the rim which stems from his dominance on the hardwood. Smooth mover in space that can win vertically up the seam with his top-end speed. Has the fluidity and looseness in his hips in order to win in intermediate routes as well. Physical and more than willing blocker at the line of scrimmage. Plays with tenacity and ferocity at the point of attack. Comfortable pass catcher but will need to get stronger catching the ball away from his frame more consistently. Has all the physical and athletic tools that offensive coaches covet at the position. Extremely high upside prospect.”

Top Defensive Commit: LB Zayden Walker

No program has recruited elite linebackers like Georgia has, and Walker could be next in line in a loaded UGA defensive ends room.

The five-star is the newest member of the Bulldogs’ 2025 recruiting class after committing to head coach Kirby Smart and his staff following an official visit to Athens the first weekend of June.

“It felt like home,” Walker told On3’s Chad Simmons. “I made my decision to commit to Georgia over the weekend when I was on my official visit. I had been close to committing before, but that was the right time. My family was there, I knew that is where I wanted to go and I made my decision.”

The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is the No. 24 overall prospect in the 2025 class, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.