Check out these differences between Georgia and Tennessee recruiting:
…Garner said Georgia isn’t close to using its $500,000 budget for recruiting because of early commitments and because 16 are from within the state, and that has Frank Crumley very happy.
“Rodney does an exceptional job of managing recruiting,” said Crumley, Georgia’s executive associate athletic director in charge of finance. “He doesn’t waste any visits, and he isn’t out there wasting money. Because he has done such a good job, if there ever came a time when he suddenly needed more, we would likely be able to help him out.
“He manages recruiting like it’s his own money.”
The NCAA limits major college programs to 56 official visits each year, but Garner said Georgia will be using just 36 for this class.
Compared to their chief rivals in the SEC East, the Bulldogs have more similiarities in recruiting with Florida than Tennessee. Florida and Georgia are states stocked with high-school talent, so the Gators and Bulldogs often have 60 to 90 percent of their classes filled by in-state players.
Tennessee is not a talent-rich state and the Volunteers have not signed a class consisting of even 40 percent in-state in the past decade. Tennessee’s 23-member class in 2001 had three in-state players.
Vols coaches travel around the country to fill their roster, which is why UT’s recruiting budget has been $900,000 in recent years and is $1 million this year for the first time…