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Georgia continues to compile some of the top Peach State football prospects, receiving nonbinding pledges Thursday from four-star defensive end Malik Herring of Forsyth and four-star receiver Jeremiah Holloman of Covington.

The Bulldogs now have 18 commitments in Kirby Smart's first fall recruiting cycle, with 247Sports.com ranking their crop third nationally behind Alabama and Ohio State.

"Georgia boys staying home!" Smart posted Thursday on Twitter. "Great day to be a Dawg."

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Herring is the nation's No. 4 strongside defensive end, according to 247Sports.com, and the No. 116 prospect overall. Holloman (6-2, 195) is the nation's No. 19 receiver and No. 131 prospect.

Georgia now has nine of the state's top 16 prospects — safety Richard LeCounte III (No. 2) of Riceboro, quarterback Jake Fromm (No. 5) of Warner Robins, weakside defensive end Robert Beal (No. 6) of Suwanee, offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (No. 9) of Atlanta, offensive guard Netori Johnson (No. 11) of Ellenwood, Herring (No. 13), offensive tackle D'Antne Demery (No. 14) of Brunswick, Holloman (No. 15) and outside linebacker Jaden Hunter (No. 16) of Atlanta.

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