Show them the money.

Another recruiting pitch for Kirby:

Blue-chip football prospects weigh a variety of factors when choosing where to spend their college careers.

The opportunity to win championships. Distance from home. Academic degree programs. Family ties. Positional needs. All of these are common considerations for the athletes and points of emphasis for the coaches vying for their services.

However, one factor may stand out above all the rest – and it helps explain how Alabama seems to maintain its spot atop the recruiting rankings on a near-annual basis.

Almost to a man, football prospects want to someday cash NFL paychecks…

In one very important way, Georgia’s sales pitch to the absolute top talent can be more compelling than anybody’s – even Alabama’s. No school is better represented among the NFL’s highest earners than UGA, with the Bulldogs producing four of the league’s top 50 salaries in 2018: No. 2 Matthew Stafford (his $26.5 million payday trails only that of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s $37 million among the biggest cap hits this season); No. 15 Justin Houston, the highest-paid non-quarterback on the list ($20.6 million); No. 33 Geno Atkins ($15.1 million); and No. 45 A.J. Green ($13.75 million).

He just needs to play that back to back with Belichick’s praise.  Five minutes tops and he’s on to the next five-star.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting, The NFL Is Your Friend.

8 responses to “Show them the money.

  1. Faulkner

    It would be a sound business decision. Just wait until TG and Sony get their big contracts.


    • Russ

      Yep, and add Nick Chubb to that list. The Browns will be much better next year and Chubb’s contribution will receive more attention.


      • Ben

        Yeah, once those rookie contracts run out, the Dawgs will be getting paid all over the place, and for Nick, Sony, and TG, I’m so happy for them.


    • 79Dawg

      I believe Todd went ahead and signed an extension with the Rams last offseason that made him the highest paid RB in the league!!!


  2. Salty Dawg

    And don’t forget Roquan! He fit the Bear’s defense like a glove and was a beast!


  3. Uglydawg

    When you consider all the selling points Kirby has, it’s understandable that he’s raking in the talent. Athens’ weather (check out Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, etc. temps and chill factors for today), Athens’ downtown, proximity to Atlanta, beautiful campus, friendly people, playing on the top team in the SECE and soon to be number one overall, being on TV every week of the football season, the great football facilities and not being required to take calculus all add up.
    Someone very close to me is in a position that gives him an awesome opportunity to meet with and interact with coaches from all over the country. He has recently spent time with a few different SEC coaches that are recruiting a couple of kids he is connected to. He recently got to meet and spend some time with CKS. He is more impressed with Kirby than any coach he has ever met, including some other’s from the SEC.


    • Tony Barnfart

      I went on a ton of college visits before deciding a school. My feet had not ever hit pavement in Athens before the decision was made. The time between arriving at the college station exit and parking downtown was enough.


  4. DoubleDawg1318

    There’s a ticker in the new recruiting lounge with the career earnings of the top Dawgs currently in the league. It also has our most recent draft picks. The numbers are pretty eye popping. For example, Alec Ogletree has made $55-60 million and Charles Johnson has made $95 million over their careers despite not being regular Pro Bowlers.