Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State land 5-star recruits

Posted February 08, 2018

Liberty County High School football player Tramel Walthour signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

Andrew Chatfield kicked it off at American Heritage.

- Four-star offensive tackle William Barnes committed to North Carolina in a joint signing ceremony with his Apopka (Florida) High School teammate, three-star offensive guard Ed Montilus.

The Bulldogs are still in the running for four-star defensive tackle Rick Sandidge as well.

The same thing happened the day before signing day to Texas, though the account was re-opened about an hour later.

The state of Florida could help deliver drama Wednesday with four recruits being some of the biggest prizes available.

Walker is the second-best outside linebacker and No. 31 overall prospect in this year's recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The traditional February date has most teams just topping of their classes.

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Campbell is the fourth defensive back to commit in Georgia's class of 2018, and the third from the Miami area.

Alabama has dominated the recruiting scene with seven consecutive No. 1 classes but the Crimson Tide have fallen out of the top three for the first time since 2007 and were ranked ninth.

The top unsigned prospect is Patrick Surtain Jr., a cornerback from Florida whose father played in the NFL.