Georgia Southern 2017 recruiting class #Savage17

Chris Smith

After a disappointing season, Georgia Southern has pulled in yet another solid recruiting class. So far, GS has claimed the third best-recruiting class in the Sun Belt. The only teams ahead of the Eagles are Texas State and Troy.

GS is a program that likes to recruit players that work hard and will believe in the process, and this recruiting class has no shortage of those. Going into the 2017 season, GS will go back in as the underdogs. The Eagles finished with a 5-7 record, and there were obvious holes on the team that coaches needed to address.

For this class, GS is bringing in a total of 22 recruits. 18 of the 22 recruits signed today for National Signing Day. GS signed 11 three star prospects and 11 two star prospect. Experts rate recruits leaving High School and Junior College on a scale ranging from 2 stars to 5 stars based on the talent level of the specific recruits.

The Eagles brought on seven defensive linemen, two linebackers, three offensive linemen, three running backs, three defensive backs, two quarterbacks, and two athletes.

“We are excited about the class that we have. The so-called “experts” have us somewhere around second or third in the Sun Belt. For two straight years, we have been able to sign outstanding classes, and I’m sure that if you take the two years combined you would see us as a resounding number one or the leader in our conference,” head coach Tyson Summers said.

Georgia Southern 2017 Recruiting Class:

Jaden Garret, CB, 5-11, 175, Plant City, FL., Durant High School

John Wesley Kenned III, RB, 5-10, 181, Savannah, GA., Benedictine Military School

Brian Miller, DT, 6-4, 266, Savannah, GA., Memorial Day School

Demetrice Lofton, DE, 6-4, 215, Fairburn, GA., Creekside High School

Chris Harris Jr., OLB, 6-1, 225, Savannah, GA., Benedictine Military School

Tre Allen, ATH, 6-0, 217, Stockbridge, GA., Woodland High School

Tomarcio Reese, OLB, 6-0, 215, Senatobla, MS., Northwest Mississippi C.C.

Josh Johnson, DE, 6-5, 240, Suwanee, GA., Peachtree Ridge High School

Raymond Johnson, DE, 6-4, 235, Sumter, SC., Sumter High School

Grant Walker, S, 6-1, 193, Cedar Grove, NJ., Cedar Grove High School

Melton Brown, DE, 6-3, 250, Louisville, GA., Jefferson County High School

Garbentz Josue, ATH, 6-1, 185, Lawrenceville, GA., Mountain View High School

Jarrod Leeds, OG, 6-5, 270, Green Cove Springs, FL., Clay High School

Kendrick Duncan, S, 6-3, 190, Stockbridge, GA., Stockbridge High School

Caleb Kelly, OG, 6-2, 285, Warner Robins, GA., Northside High School

Kado Brown, QB Dual, 6-0, 180, Moorpark, CA., Moorpark College

Jaalon Frazier, QB Dual, 6-3, 190, Hinesville, GA., Liberty County High School

Shaquan Griffin, DE, 6-3, 260, Glen Saint Mary, FL., Baker County High School

Kenton Tucker, DE, 6-4, 258, Jacksonville, FL., First Coast High School

Ted Field, OT, 6-5, 285, Salisbury, CT., Salisbury School

Logan Wright, RB, 6-1, 215, Jacksonville, FL., Sandalwood High School

Matthew Laroche, RB, 5-10, 170, Venice, FL., Venice High School