… Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who oversees the team’s recruiting efforts, said the Bulldogs hosted about 150 prospects on campus at two junior days last month. Georgia has two more junior days planned this spring.
“You have to show the players different aspects of your program each time,” Garner said. “You have to make sure kids won’t get bored. You don’t want someone telling you, ‘Well, I was at the first junior day and the second junior day, why should I come to this one?’ Obviously, the more you can get a player on campus, the better chance you have of signing him. If I’ve had a young man on campus four times, and he’s only been to another school once, I like my chances of getting him.”
Garner said the Bulldogs’ first junior day took place on the last weekend of official visits for current high school seniors in January. Prospects learned about the school’s strength and conditioning program and academics. The second junior day took place this past weekend. Prospects learned about the school’s sports medicine program and the team’s philosophies on offense and defense. Prospects also attended Georgia’s home basketball game against Florida.
A third junior day is planned around spring practice later this month, and a fourth junior day will take place at Georgia’s annual spring G-Day game at Sanford Stadium on April 10.
“Recruiting has evolved into a year-round process,” Garner said. “If you’re not careful, you’ll have something planned every weekend. It’s something everybody is doing, and if you’re not doing a good job getting kids to your campus early, you’re behind the eight ball.”
No word on white limo rides, though. Guess those will stay in Alabama.