From Carter Strickland’s piece on Georgia’s recruiting for the ’09 class, there’s this little comparison:
… Georgia has to hedge its bets when it comes to recruiting between 20 and 25 players.
“It’s a catch 22,” Garner said.
Georgia wants those players, may even need those players, but it can only offer so many scholarships or it might find itself in a pinch like Clemson. Clemson oversigned its class and was forced to not renew Atlanta native Ray Ray McElrathbey’s scholarship. (Scholarships are given on a year-by-year basis.)
Bulldogs coach Mark Richt has always said he once a player signs at Georgia, that player’s scholarship is good for all four or five years. So Richt and Georgia do not want to get themselves into a situation where they would oversign.
What’s the over under on how many current high school senior football recruits will hear the name “Ray Ray” in the next ten months?