“This class is basically a Death Star.”

I got chills, I tells ‘ya, chills.

Georgia spent the opening hours of National Signing Day 2018 overtaking Ohio State for the No. 1 class in the country. The Dawgs’ class isn’t just the best this year. It’s one of the best in the history of recruiting rankings, which go back to about the turn of the millennium…

After the Early Signing Period, Georgia’s recruiting class had an average player score of 93.20 and a raw class score of 311.88 on the 247Sports Composite.

Their surge on Signing Day morning brought them to a 322.39 ranking score with a 94.31 average. That makes UGA’s class — as its stands now, at 26 players — the third-best class in the history of ratings by total points and second-best by average score. But given that we’re talking a matter of decimal points in total score behind a 29-man 2017 Alabama class, it feels right to call Georgia the No. 2 class in ratings history.

You want another example of how insanely, crazy good Georgia’s 2018 class is?  That Ohio State class that Georgia battled with down to the wire today, that Georgia finished more than five points ahead of in the 247Sports team rankings?  That class is the highest-rated class in Ohio State history.

As Munson would say, the stadium is bonkers.

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43 responses to ““This class is basically a Death Star.”

  1. Bulldog Joe

    “Yessir!”

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  2. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    So the hard cap of 25 is not really that hard? I am ecstatic we got Bush, but how is there room? I wish I could figure these things out. Great day to be a Dawg!

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    • Derek

      I’m getting an eerie feeling that Tramel Walthour is getting the phrase “blue shirting” explained to him.

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    • Hobnail_Boot

      Doesn’t Wyatt count towards 2017?

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        After I posted that here, I started looking and there are lots of articles about that issue (back counting). Problem is, I saw at least two theories by reporters who do this all the time. Best answer was that the NCAA knows and each school’s compliance office knows, but there is some flexibility as to who counts when; the only really hard rule is 85 scholarships at one time. How they get there will vary a lot, depending upon circumstances

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  3. Spike

    Woo woof woof

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  4. TomReagan

    Not just bonkers… It’s WORSE than bonkers!

    Hell of a day.

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  5. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I will also say this – if I am a 3-star rated guy and can get an early offer, I am signing early and enrolling early. Ain’t taking no chances.

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  6. Full Cup

    Meanwhile, Kirby is being made Godfather to his sister’s child at its baptism ceremony.

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  7. David K.

    Remember how quaint all that “Dream Team” talk was a few years ago.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      It’s a great day to be a Georgia BULLDAWG!
      So why do I feel many have to use our current success as an opp to smack CMR. If Im outta line my apologies. I wish we could move past those divisive times.

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      • Jack Burton

        Because he wasted nearly a decade of our money and time by coasting along…

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        • NoAxeToGrind

          The only problem I had with Richt is that it appeared to me that he did not give a damn whether UGA won or lost a damn game during the last 5 or 6 years of his coaching tenure, all the while raking in 4 mil a year. It did not look like he gave a damn. Now, how many of you would want Richt back? Be honest. Some of you out there appear to have a pathologic attachment to the man, for whatever reason.

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          • Athens Townie

            Can’t say I blame you for feeling that way. What a difference it makes to have an intelligent head coach with a relentless work ethic. We’re at least getting our money’s worth from this coaching staff.

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      • Some people will never let it go.

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        • Athens Townie

          It’s treason to compare the two coaching regimes!! Treason, I say!!

          Also, if you do not greet my joke above a hearty applause, that is also treason.

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      • Adawg

        A new term for the Lexicon is PRSD – post Richt stress disorder. It has many symptoms and displays itself in many different strange and alarming comments on blogs

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      • David K.

        For the record, that wasn’t a swipe at Richt at all. More against our fanbase getting excited about the “Dream Team” that finished, what 3rd or 4th in the country that year? And when we landed that class it was our best class in years and we all celebrated in the streets over it. Like I said, it seems so quaint. It’s like watching all of these other coaches today spin about how good their class is and how much they’ll help out by addressing “needs” or whatever they’re spinning. There really is a difference with landing a class like we did this year and what Saban has been doing for years.

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  8. Gene Simmons

    I would prefer for AL to be the death star, Saban to be the emperor, and Kirby is the rebel leader with a crew of finely skilled X-Wing pilots about to destroy that mother….

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    • Athens Townie

      I get where you’re coming from, but the analogy has its limitations.

      If Hollywood were writing the script — fine, sure, gimme a ragtag band of 2/3 stars and let it rip. But in real life modern college football, no thanks. I’d much rather take Kirby’s version of a recruiting Death Star.

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  9. Jared S.

    In a reply here a couple months ago I predicted that worries about Bama’s recruiting were overblown and they’d close well and probably even still snag the #1 class again.

    Boy am I glad I was completely wrong. Lol

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    • Russ

      Bama’s class at #9 is almost as amazing to me. Them losing Kirby, and then having to recruit against Kirby is a major hurdle for them. The gap is almost closed.

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  10. Jeff Purcell

    I see 5 stars falling out of the sky!!!!!!!

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  11. A caller on Finebaum said it best today. “About time we won something.”

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  12. Chunky A

    Something in me says if Pruitt had stayed, Bama would have still finished #1. Guess we will never know.

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  13. Scorpio Jones, III

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