ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Coach Kirby Smart says Georgia's march to the College Football Playoff provided recruiting momentum that helped his staff sign 17 players, including highly rated quarterback Justin Fields and running back Zamir White, on the first day of the early signing period.

Fields, White, offensive linemen Jamaree Salyer and Cade Mays and outside linebacker Adam Anderson earned five-star ratings from 247 Sports.

Georgia will play Oklahoma in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl for a spot in the national championship game. Smart said Wednesday the season created a "tidal wave effect" in recruiting.

Salyer, from Atlanta's Pace Academy, and another Georgia signee, Trey Hill from Warner Robins, Georgia, are rated by Rivals.com as the nation's top two offensive guards.

White, from Laurinburg, North Carolina, will enroll early. He is recovering from a knee injury and won't participate in spring practice.

The Bulldogs full list of signees is below:

University of Georgia

December 2017 Football Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School/JC

Adam Anderson OLB 6-5 225 Rome, Ga. Rome High School

Jake Camarda P/K 6-2 180 Norcross, Ga. Norcross High School

Owen Condon OL 6-7 315 Oklahoma City, OK Bishop McGuinness HS

James Cook RB 5-11 183 Miami, Fla. Miami Central HS

Brenton Cox OLB 6-4 250 Stockbridge, GA Stockbridge HS

Warren Ericson OL 6-4 315 Suwanee, Ga. North Gwinnett HS

Justin Fields QB 6-3 225 Kennesaw, Ga. Harrison HS

John FitzPatrick TE 6-6 230 Atlanta, Ga. The Marist School

Deontrey Hill OL 6-4 330 Warner Robins, Ga. Houston County HS

Kearis Jackson WR 6-0 200 Fort Valley, Ga. Peach County HS

Nadab Joseph CB 6-0 180 Miami, Fla. Miami Norland HS

Cade Mays OT 6-6 318 Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Catholic HS

Azeez Ojulari OLB 6-3 230 Marietta, Ga. Marietta High School

Jamaree Salyer OL 6-4 325 Atlanta, Ga. Pace Academy

Christopher Smith DB 5-11 175 Atlanta, Ga. Hapeville Charter HS

Zamir White RB 6-0 210 Laurinburg, N.C. Scotland High School

Divaad Wilson DB 6-0 180 Miami, Fla. Miami Northwestern

Devonte Wyatt DL 6-3 300 Decatur, GA Hutchinson CC, Kan.