The Standard Journal

Georgia adds bulk with the addition 6 offensive linemen in signing class

- AP Sports Writer

ATHENS — Kir b y Smart said he wanted the Bulldogs to be bigger, stronger and faster when he was hired as Georgia’s coach last year.

His second signing class, which includes six offensive linemen, addressed the request for bigger players.

Isaiah Wilson (6-7, 350), a five- star player from Brooklyn, New York, is one of seven players in Wednesday’s signing class listed as at least 300 pounds.

When he was hired last year, Smart said he wanted the Bulldogs to be bigger, stronger and faster. The first request also was addressed with offensive linemen Justin Shaffer ( 6- 4, 350) of Ellenwood, Georgia, D’Marcus Hayes (6-6, 321) of Perkinston, Mississipp­i, Andrew Thomas ( 6- 5, 338) of Lithonia, Georgia and Netori Johnson (6-4, 334), also from Ellenwood.

The Bulldogs added more size with defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt ( 6- 3, 301) from Decatur, Georgia.

There were no major surprises on what Smart called an “exciting, uneventful day.”

The class includes seven defensive backs, four wide receivers and quarterbac­k Jake Fromm of Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. Smart said Fromm, who played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, will push Jacob Eason, who won the starting job as a freshman last season.

The class was No. 3 in’s composite national ranking. Smart said decisions by top juniors, including r unning backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, to return for their senior seasons helped build recruiting momentum.

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