Pat Forde looks at how the top ten teams gathered their talent and says this about Georgia’s:
How the Bulldogs were built: Nobody in the Top Ten is more homegrown.
Star average: 3.64. Two five-stars, 13 four-stars, six three-stars, one unrated.
Percent of starters from in-state: 77.3
Percent of starters from in-state or adjoining states: 90.9
Of note: The Bulldogs’ spectacular offense starts six three-star prospects, while its leaky defense starts just one player who was not a four-star or five-star recruit.
His note’s a little unfair, given the wide disparity in experience between Georgia’s two units. And I doubt you’ll ever see a four-star prospect at fullback. But it’s also a compliment to Coach Ball.
By the way, can we stop with the “why can’t Richt keep the home state talent home?” talk now?