I don’t believe it’s a shock Georgia’s recruiting is going swimmingly now. This staff, if nothing else, is relentless.
After Webb’s commitment, Georgia moved up to the No. 2 spot in the team recruiting rankings with 19 pledges. But Smart and the Bulldogs’ coaching staff have used this time between the SEC Championship and the bowl game to be in non-stop recruiting mode.
Smart has been across the country, ranging from a trip to visit offensive tackle Trevor Keegan in Crystal Lake, Ill., to Louisiana to visit Bulldog pledge Makiya Tongue the day after hosting prospects on an official visit.
Per Kipp Adams at Dawgs247, Smart has room to sign as many as six more recruits in the 2019 class.
The math for that gets… um, interesting at this point. According to Seth Emerson ($$), the roster numbers as of a few days ago look like this:
Georgia’s roster, which is 39 percent upperclassmen this season, will be considerably older next season. But one thing won’t change: Depth, thanks to being right at or around that NCAA scholarship limit of 85.
Schools don’t release their official scholarship numbers, but by my count, Georgia was at 84 scholarships this year, one below the limit.
There are fifteen seniors, so you do the roster management math. There is no more room at the inn. Which means you can expect a few kids to be off seeking new college horizons in the upcoming months. That’s life if the big city these days.