Since the arrival of Kirby Smart in 2016, the University of Georgia has become a force to be reckoned with in college football recruiting.
Below, we explore the top 25 highest-rated Georgia football recruits of the century, as determined by the 247Sports Composite Ratings.
Covering the period from 2000 onwards, these rankings offer a glimpse into the talent that has donned the red and black.
The 247Sports Composite Rating utilizes a proprietary algorithm that compiles public prospect rankings and ratings from leading media recruiting services.
This algorithm converts average industry ranks and ratings into a unified composite index, with a maximum value of 1.0000, representing a consensus top-ranked prospect.
The Composite Rating ensures equal contribution from all major media services involved in the rankings.
It’s important to note that our rankings include two 2024 players who are committed but have not yet signed or played for UGA.
However, we will exclude committed players from the 2025 class, as it is too early to evaluate their potential impact accurately.
1. QB Justin Fields 247Sports Composite Player Rating: 0.9998 Class of: 2018 National Ranking: No. 2 Hometown/High School: Kennesaw, Georgia (Harrison HS)
2. QB Dylan Raiola 247Sports Composite Player Rating: 0.9995 Class of: 2024 National Ranking: No. 1 Hometown/High School: Phoenix, Arizona (Pinnacle HS)
3. WDE Nolan Smith 247Sports Composite Player Rating: 0.9994 Class of: 2019 National Ranking: No. 1 Hometown/High School: Savannah, Georgia (Calvary Day School, IMG Academy)
4. DT Trenton Thompson 247Sports Composite Player Rating: 0.9991 Class of: 2015 National Ranking: No. 1 Hometown/High School: Albany, Georgia (Westover HS)
5. WDE Brandon Miller 247Sports Composite Player Rating: 0.9980 Class of: 2004 National Ranking: No. 5 Hometown/High School: Coolidge, Georgia (Miller County HS)