And here’s a good piece in the Red and Black (See? I can be nice when it’s justified.) outlining Georgia’s primary 2013 targets.
I’d say Nick Saban has had a certain impact on Richt’s recruiting philosophy:
… No more than five years ago, it was rare for underclassmen to have received offers from major universities before they went through the routine of going to a school’s Junior Day in the winter, followed by the camp circuit throughout the spring and summer.
Now, offers are being thrown out as soon as possible.
Georgia has already extended over 40 offers to 2013 recruits, according to ugasports.com, and it is sure to give out many more over the next few months.
It’s a riskier strategy in an era when the SEC is tightening recruiting rules – especially since Richt isn’t a roster management guru – but obviously Georgia’s staff has concluded that it no longer has the luxury of sitting back on its evaluations and taking its time making offers to kids as it once did.