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Georgia's First "Freshman Day" to Take Place Saturday

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State's top 50 freshmen will head to Athens for innovative event.

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While Jim Harbagh has made headlines for new ideas this offseason, Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart is thinking up innovations of his own.

Saturday, Georgia's top 50 players of the class of 2019 — who are finishing up their freshman year of high school if you're doing the math — will all be in Athens for the event, which is a first for freshman prospects.

According to DawgNation, the idea came from former Grayson High coach Kenyatta Watson, in part because his son is one of the 50 invitees.

It's a great way to build connections with players early in their high school careers. Another Grayson freshman, Owen Pappoe, reportedly sported 10 offers before even starting high school, and holds 26 today. A third name of interest is Walton freshman receiver Dominick Blaylock, whose father had a good run with the Atlanta Hawks in the '90s.

Here's the full list of attendees from DawgNation:

*ATH Owen Pappoe, 6-1/207, Grayson High School (26 offers)

*OT Keiondre Jones, 6-3/265, Callaway High School (UGA, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee offers)

*ATH Jashawn Sheffield, 6-2/175, Frederica Academy (5 offers)

*WR Dominick Blaylock, 6-0/175, Walton High School (13 offers)

*ATH Jaylen McCollough, 6-1/165, Hillgrove High School

*ATH KJ Wallace, 5-10/165, Lovett School (Auburn, South Carolina and Vanderbilt offers)

OL Jakai Clark, 6-0/265, Grayson High School

OL Wanya Morris, 6-5/265, Grayson High School

OG Chilton Tolliver, 6-0/265, Grayson High School

*QB Knox Kadum, 6-1/180, Rome High School

DT Tru Thompson, 6-2/300, Griffin High School (FSU and Miami offers)

OL Quentin Skinner, 6-0/235, Buford High School

WR Adrian Crompton, 6-2/180, South Gwinnett High School

OL Ty Murray, 6-3/270, Carrollton High School

DE Derek McClendon, 6-3/240, Tucker High School

OL Michael Brooks, 6-2/270, Cedar Grove High School

OL Harry Miller, 6-5/300, Buford High School

DE Nolan Smith, 6-2/200, Calvary Day School

LB Trevon Salter, 5-9/205, Grayson High School

CB Kenyatta Watson, 6-1/168, Grayson High School

*CB Malik Fleming, 5-10/170, Creekside High School (Louisville)

RB Jeremy Smith, 5-11/185, Jenkins High School

QB Ross Malmgren, 6-1/180, North Paulding High School

*RB Jamious Griffin, 5-9/180, Rome High School

OL Riley Simmonds, 6-3/250, Buford High School

QB Jkori Jone, 6-1/165, Grayson High School

*ATH Paris Brown, 5-10/180, McEachern High School

DB Malik Washington, 5-9/175, Parkview High School (Auburn)

WR Jaden Hazelwood, 6-3/190, Cedar Grove High School (Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Louisville, West Virginia)

ATH Justin Shelly, 5-8/155, Tucker High School

LB Kameron Brown, 6-0/215, Lanier High School

LB Kareem Hobbs, 6-0/186, North Paulding High School

OL Jake Winskie, 6-4/255, Brookwood High School

CB Jaylen Alexander, 5-11/165, Grayson High School

OL Trente Jones, 6-4/250, Grayson High School

*DE/TE JD Bertrand, 6-1/215, Blessed Trinity High School

*RB Steele Chambers, 6-0/198, Blessed Trinity High School (Vanderbilt offer)

DL/TE Christopher Hinton, 6-5/265, Greater Atlanta Christian (Michigan offer, son of former NFL great OL Chris Hinton)

*QB Zach Gibson, 6-1/175, Johns Creek High School

OL Warren McClendon, 6-5, 275, Brunswick High School (Alabama offer)

*OL David Bowman, 6-4/260, West Forsyth HS

DB DJ Turner, 5-11/150, North Gwinnett HS

*LB Charles Thomas, 6-0/205, Langston Hughes High School

*TE Ryland Goede, 6-5/210, Kennesaw Mountain High School

*LB Xavier Billingsley, 6-1/180, Columbus High School

*ATH Zion Hawkins, 5-11/170, North Paulding High School

*OL Justin Eboigbe, 6-5/230, Forest Park High School

ATH Munir McClain, 6-2/160, Mays High School

QB Nathan Presnell, 6-5/195, Hiram High School

SS Kenny Edwards, 5-10/170, Grayson High School

WR Nance Hill, 6-3/180, Westminster High School

WR Anthony Edwards, 6-2/190, Therrell High School

WR Nick Manson, 6-2/175, Mundy's Mill High School

DB Jahquez Evans, 6-1/160, Mays High School

RB/LB Raylynn Thornton, 6-2/185, Columbus High School

*LB Kevon Glenn, 6-1/205, Riverdale High School*

RB/DE Kamonty Jett, 5-10/190 Roswell High School

DE/LB Travon Walker, 6-4, 240, Upson-Lee High School