Marc Weiszer’s got a piece up for the “why can’t Richt lock down the borders” crowd.
The Bulldogs coaching staff is hauling in recruits with a theme of locking down the borders of the state.
“There’s always a lot of great players in our state,” Richt said earlier this month. “This year in particular we think it’s very heavy, maybe more than most years.”
Georgia already has 2016 commitments from four of the top eight players in state, according to Rivals: No. 4 Stephens County offensive lineman Ben Cleveland, No. 5 Rochester, No. 6 Clinch County defensive end Chauncey Manac and No. 8 Archer offensive lineman E.J. Price.
“Sometimes you catch a little momentum that way and get the right guys that have influence of other kids in the state and they all kind of like each other, they all like the idea of playing together,” Richt said. “We’re selling that.”
Georgia also has in-state commitments from four-star defensive lineman Tyler Clark from Americus Sumter and five three-star prospects: Peachtree Ridge defensive back Chad Clay, Houston County wide receiver Darion Anderson, Creekside offensive lineman Aaron Dowdell, Peach County defensive back Tyrique McGhee and Lee County offensive lineman Chris Barners.
That’s 10 of the 13 commitments so far for 2016 from the Peach State.
The top two rated players in state, Savannah Christian athlete Demetris Robinson and Lanier defensive tackle Derrick Brown, are considered Georgia leans.
Georgia landed eight of the top 11 in the state in its 2015 class, but recruiters flock to the state to get a piece of the action.
Damn it, Mark. You let three get away.