In case you were wondering, yes, Mark Richt has recently changed his approach to recruiting.
But you know one thing that hasn’t changed? See one name missing from this paragraph?
“There are a lot of people hitting Georgia, probably harder than ever,” Richt said. “It sure seems a lot more than when I first got to UGA. Unfortunately, I think one of the best-kept secrets is out. There are great players in this state and people know it. Not only is it the usual suspects, the schools that basically are touching the state of Georgia, but now you have people from up North and the West coast. There’s a lot of interest from everywhere. There’s recruiters from Texas A&M and Missouri all over Georgia, too…”
It’s not Richt being unable to close the borders that makes the state an attractive target to so many other programs these days. It’s that Georgia Tech doesn’t pull its weight.
(By the way, Central Florida, when you sign a 6-4, 350-pound kid whose nickname is “Snacks”, you can’t say you don’t know what you’re getting into there.)