Happy National Signing Day folks! Though its history as a football program has been short, the Georgia State Panthers have brought in their best signing class ever.
247Sports has State's class listed as the 126th-best in the country and 10th-best in the Sun Belt.
The class itself features 19 total players, with three of them being rated as three-star prospects.
|Name||Position||Height/Weight||Rating||High School (Hometown)|
|Peyton Moore||LB||6-2, 225 lbs.||2-star (0.7444)||Mill Creek (Hoschton, Ga.)|
|Terry Thomas||DL||6-3, 245 lbs.||2-star (0.7583)||Luella (Locust Grove, Ga.)|
|Kendrec Grady||S||6-2, 209 lbs.||3-star (0.8217)||Norcross (Norcross, Ga.)|
|Trey Chapman||CB||5-11, 180 lbs.||2-star (0.7444)||Morgan County (Madison, Ga.)|
|Darius Stubbs||RB||5-10, 188 lbs.||3-star (0.8005)||Luella (Locust Grove, Ga.)|
|Kwon Williams||DB||6-0, 202 lbs.||3-star (0.8189)||West Hall (Oakwood, Ga.)|
|Jawan Nobles||WR||6-3, 180 lbs.||2-star (0.7880)||Campbell (Smyrna, Ga.)|
|Clifford Amazan||DL||6-2, 315 lbs.||2-star (0.7694)||Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)|
|Devin Gentry||CB||5-10, 180 lbs.||2-star (0.7519)||Male (Louisville, Ky.)|
|Nick Meyer||OL||6-5, 270 lbs.||Unrated||St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio)|
|Malik Besseck||OL||6-4, 270 lbs.||Unrated||Robbinsdale Armstrong (Minneapolis, Minn.)|
|Zeke Pernell||OL||6-5, 260 lbs.||Unrated||Jackson (Jackson, Ala.)|
|Eric Elder||WR||6-1, 177 lbs.||2-star (0.7586)||Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)|
|Tra Barnett||RB||5-10, 170 lbs.||2-star (0.7856)||Elbert County (Elberton, Ga.)|
|Travis Malakius||DL||6-3, 319 lbs.||Unrated||Windsor Academy (Macon, Ga.)|
|Bryson Duckworth||WR||6-4, 212 lbs.||2-star (0.7667)||Drew (Riverdale, Ga.)|
|Jonathan Ifedi||WR||5-11, 180 lbs.||2-star (0.7600)||Vance (Charlotte, N.C.)|
|Cedric Stone||DB||5-11, 180 lbs.||2-star (0.7700)||Independence (Charlotte, N.C.)|
|Quion Gilmore||OL||6-3, 263 lbs.||Unrated||Drew (Riverdale, Ga.)|
In addition to these 19 new recruits, the Panthers also add three greyshirt players from the last recruiting cycle in OLB Javonte Lain (6-3, 215 lbs.), ILB Charlie Patrick (6-0, 220 lbs.) and WR Matlin Marshall (5-9, 185 lbs.) The Panthers also added three transfer students in QB Connor Manning (6-1, 205 lbs.) from Utah, TE Hunter Atkinson (6-5, 260 lbs.) from UGA and OLB Andrew Everett (6-5, 225 lbs.) from Old Dominion.
So What's Next?
Now that Georgia State has signed everybody that had committed to play for the Panthers and also added a few transfers, the Panthers' coaching and recruiting staff will get to work for next year. You can search through the different recruiting databases and see that the staff has already gotten started with offering new players. Expect to see a lot more of that.
Bringing in their best signing class ever in addition to having their best season in the history of the program is definitely a positive step for the program. The key for them, though, will be to keep the momentum going, which I fully expect them to do.
As for what's next in terms of coverage, I will be breaking down each of these recruits by looking at their film and whether or not they'll have an impact in this coming season. I'll conclude that series with a cumulative post that will focus on projection dates for these players. I'll be looking at the earliest I expect them to make an impact.