The top recruits appeared to be following the National Signing Day script early Wednesday, turning verbal commitments into signed letters of intent without any surprises.

Then KJ Bolden of Buford took center stage, and the 2023 AJC Super 11 player turned the day on its heels with the flip heard ‘round the recruiting world.

A long-time pledge to Florida State, the defensive back regarded by many as the best in the nation changed his mind and signed with the Georgia Bulldogs. Bolden was only the second 2023 Super 11 player signed by Georgia, but he was by far the biggest.

Here’s a look at the college destinations for the AJC’s preseason list of top players in the state:

Sammy Brown, Jefferson: Signed with Clemson

Ny Carr, Colquitt County: Signed with Miami

Demello Jones, Swainsboro: Signed with Georgia

Luke Kromenhoek, Benedictine: Signed with Florida State

Mike Matthews, Parkview: Signed with Tennessee

Air Noland, Langston Hughes: Signed with Ohio State

Aaron Philo, Prince Avenue Christian: Signed with Georgia Tech

Landen Thomas, Colquitt County: Signed with Florida State

KJ Bolden, Buford: Signed with Georgia.

Kam Davis, Dougherty: Signed with Florida State.

Eddrick Houston, Buford: Signed with Ohio State.