Kirby Smart has the perfect answer to the question why UGA can’t close the state borders in recruiting.
A few months ago at the Macon Touchdown Club, a fan asked Smart why so many Georgia natives were on rosters of other teams.
“You gonna give me extra scholarships?” Smart answered, pointing to the SEC signing limit that essentially is 25 players per year, as well as the overall 85-player scholarship limit.
Then Smart made a point to illustrate that Georgia will always be fertile recruiting ground, for many schools: While he was at Alabama, the staff there looked at the first and second string of every SEC school and found that the most players hailed from Georgia.
“Georgia’s No. 1. All right?” Smart said.
Math is hard. Building a fence to keep Alabama, Auburn, FSU and Clemson out is even harder.