LIVE: Early Signing Day Tracker

Tracking and analyzing every new Eagle from early signing day


DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

LAST UPDATED: December 16, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.

On a day where tens of thousands of high school football players will fulfill their lifelong dreams, a select few will continue that dream right here in Statesboro, Ga.

Here at The George-Anne, we will update and preview each and every new Eagle who chooses Georgia Southern as their home for the next few years.

  • Isaac Walker is a two-star inside linebacker from Cornelius, N.C. At 6’1”, 214 pounds, Walker is exactly what coaches look for in a linebacker. According to MaxPreps, Walker accumulated 38 total tackles, 5 sacks, and a fumble recovery in 13 games this season.
  • Nick Mercer is a three-star defensive end from Cordele, Ga. Mercer plays for the powerhouse Crisp County High School football team. Through 12 games this season, Mercer has accumulated a whopping 100 total tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
  • Justin Myers is a two-star athlete from Washington, Ga. Myers plays multiple positions for the Tigers, as he has logged a rushing touchdown, 3 receiving touchdowns, 68 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and a fumble recovery.
  • Chas Collins is a three-star offensive tackle from Statesboro, Ga. At 6’7”, Collins is a massive human being, but at 275 pounds he maintains a high level of athleticism.
  • Josh Trice is an unranked defensive back from Hamilton, Ga. Despite being unranked, Trice is an elite speedster as he has logged an unofficial 4.38 40-yard dash time. In 10 games this season, Trice has 50 total tackles and a pass deflection.
  • Myles Winslow is a three-star defensive end from Kissimmee, Fl. Standing 6’4”, 225 pounds, Winslow is a slim defensive end who feeds on his speed to get to the backfield. Winslow’s 2020 stats are unavailable, but in his junior season he logged 46 total tackles, a tackle for loss, and a sack.
  • Britton Williams is a five-star kicker from Richmond Hill, Ga. Williams is a top-15 kicker in the nation and has drilled multiple field goals over 50-60 yards.
  • Davion Rhodes is an unranked defensive end from Pelham, Ga. Rhodes has good size at 6’3, 220 pounds and has become a force for the Pelham program. His athleticism should be noted as well as he has played some wide receiver for the Hornets.
  • Derwin Burgess Jr. is a three-star wide receiver from Riverdale, Ga. Burgess is currently the highest rated recruit in the Eagle class and committed to the Eagles over an SEC program in South Carolina. While his 2020 stats are unavailable, in his sophomore and junior season Burgess accumulated a total of 1,009 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • Caleb Cook is a three-star offensive guard from Brunswick, Ga. At 6’1”, 278 pounds, Cook is a tad bit undersized, but fits the Georgia Southern offensive line mold perfectly.
  • Andrew Johnson Jr. is a former three-star outside linebacker who has transferred to the Eagles from the Oregon Ducks. Johnson could never find the field with the Ducks, but is more than talented enough to become an instant contributor for the Eagles.
  • LJ McCloud is an unranked defensive linemen from Pike Road, Al. At 6’1”, 260 pounds, McCloud is another undersized yet athletic defensive lineman for the Eagles.
  • Seaburn Hines is a two-star offensive tackle from Helena, Al. Despite being a tad bit lighter than most offensive tackles, Hines should fit the athletic offensive lineman mold at Georgia Southern.
  • Jjay Mcafee is an unranked wide receiver from Summerville, S.C. While Mcafee’s stats are unavailable, but his 6’3”, 211 stature should put him in prime position to be an immediate contributor at the receiver position for the Eagles.
  • Montae Maxwell is a three-star athlete from Hartwell, Ga that will play as a defensive back for the Eagles. Maxwell has shown explosiveness with his 4.6 40-yard dash time and his nearly 40-inch vertical jump.
  • Michael Edwards III is a three-star linebacker from Trussville, Al. At 6’2”, 210 pounds, Edwards is a solid linebacker who will be a contributor for the Eagles at some point.
  • Tyrell Davis is a three-star safety from Harrisburg, N.C. Davis was a highly coveted recruit with a total of 27 offers. While his 2020 stats are unavailable, Davis logged 75 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 5 interceptions as a junior.
  • James Graham is a former four-star quarterback who has transferred to Georgia Southern from Georgia Tech. Graham started eight games at quarterback for the Yellow Jackets in 2019, throwing for over 1,100 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in addition to his nearly 300 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Graham could legitimately find himself as the starter for the Eagles in 2021.
  • Cam Ransom is a three-star dual-threat quarterback from Lakeland, Fl. Ransom is the second quarterback commit of the class for the Eagles. In just six games his senior season, Ransom accumulated over 1,100 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions in addition to four more touchdowns on the ground.