For Clemson, quarterback Trevor Lawrence (Cartersville), right tackle Tremayne Anchrum (McEachern), cornerback A.J. Terrell (Westlake) and middle linebacker James Skalski (Northtage) are expected to start. LSU fullback Tory Carter (Lee County) also is a possible starter.
The 4,488 identified Georgia players are spread throughout all levels of the college game from major Division I programs to junior college teams.
About 25 percent (1,130 of 4,488) play for FBS teams with 613 in Power Five Conferences such as the SEC and ACC and 517 playing for in mid-major programs such as Georgia State and Georgia Southern.
The breakdown for other divisions is 875 in FCS, 1,023 in Division II, 598 in Division III, 535 in NAIA and 327 in JUCO.
About one-third of Georgia’s college players (1,441 of the 4,488) remained in state. Reinhardt, Shorter, LaGrange and West Georgia each have more than 100 Georgia players on their rosters. Georgia has 88; Georgia Tech has 73. Georgia Southern (93) and Georgia State (64) also rely heavily on in-state talent. There are 267 Georgia players on the state’s historically black schools such as Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta and Fort Valley State.
It’s not known how Georgia ranked with other states because the research has not been done completely on a national and annual basis, but past research on college signees and players at the Division I level consistently put Georgia in the top four, typically behind only California, Florida and Texas, all more populous states.
To see a list of college players from every Georgia school, find them by GHSA classification via these links:
Class AAAAAAA (1,096)
Class AAAAAA (890)
Class AAAAA (696)
Class AAAA (542)
Class AAA (420)
Class AA (350)
Class A (373)