Georgia football recruiting heating up with summer

Bulldogs land 5-star prospect Isaiah Gibson
Georgia coach Kirby Smart. (Photo by Tony Walsh/UGA Athletics)

Credit: Tony Walsh/UGAAA

Credit: Tony Walsh/UGAAA

Georgia coach Kirby Smart. (Photo by Tony Walsh/UGA Athletics)

ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs heated up in recruiting this week as coach Kirby Smart and his staff in the past 48 hours landed two key commitments for the Class of 2025.

Isaiah Gibson, a 5-star prospect and No. 1-rated edge rusher who is from Warner Robins, committed to the Bulldogs on Monday night. That followed the announcement of 3-star interior offensive lineman Dontrell Glover.

Those two give Georgia 15 commitments for the Class of 2025 and moves the Bulldogs up to No. 4 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Gibson’s pledge was particularly noteworthy. He was committed to Southern Cal up until a week ago. After a flurry of visits in June, including trips to UGA, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee and Auburn, Gibson (6-foot-4, 245 pounds) chose the Bulldogs.

Gibson is the third 5-star-rated recruit to commit to Georgia so far. While the 2025 classes of Ohio State (19), Alabama (18) and Notre Dame (21) currently are ranked higher, only the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes (94,.8) have a higher per-prospect rating than the Bulldogs’ 93.54.

That average will continue to go up if Georgia lands some of the prospects leaning its way at the moment. June has been packed with visits from elite recruits and, as is said in recruiting, June visits bring July decisions.

“Crystal ball” predictions for Alpharetta wide receiver CJ Wiley all heavily favored the Bulldogs, with one site actually listing the probability of UGA as “100 percent.” However, the 6-4, 196-pound athlete from Milton High School chose FSU on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs remain in pursuit of a pair of 5-star defensive linemen, Justus Terry and Elijah Griffin. Terry is a 6-5, 275-pound, 5-star prospect from Manchester. The 6-5, 285-pound Griffin of Savannah Christian, also gets 5 stars from 247Sports. He also once was committed to USC.

Meanwhile, a couple of other highly rated edge players, Bryce Davis of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Julius Holly of Alpharetta, are considering UGA and are expected to make decisions soon.

Like the weather, Georgia recruiting is heating up.

Georgia football 2025 commitments

Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., School, Rating

1. Zayden Walker, LB, 6-1, 225, Schley County HS, 5 stars

2. Isaiah Gibson, DE, 6-2, 245, Warner Robins HS, 5 stars

3. Elyiss Williams, TE, 6-7, 235, Camden County HS, 5 stars

4. Darren Ikinnagbon, DE, 6-5, 251, Hillside (N.J.) HS, 4 stars

5. Talyn Taylor, WR, 6-1, 173, Geneva Community HS (Ill.), 4 stars

6. Jadon Perlotte, LB, 6-3, 210, Buford HS, 4 stars

7. Ethan Barbour, TE, 6-3, 235, Milton HS, 4 stars

8. Ryan Montgomery, QB, 6-3, 215, Findlay (Ohio) HS, 4 stars

9. Todd Robinson, DB, 5-11, 195, Valdosta HS, 4 stars

10. Christian Garrett, DL, 6-3, 285, Prince Ave. Christian School, 4 stars

11. Mason Short, OL, 6-5, 305, Evans HS, 4 stars

12. Dontrell Glover, OL, 6-2, 315, Langston Hughes HS, 3 stars

13. Stephon Shivers, DL, 6-3, 355, Humboldt (Tenn.) HS, 3 stars

14. Thomas Blackshear, WR, 6-1, 197, Calvary Day School, 3 stars

15. Bo Walker, RB, 5-8, 205, Cedar Grove HS, 3 stars