We know about the importance of Florida football.
Why the Sunshine state? The state of Florida has been crucial to Smart’s recruiting success at UGA. This past year, the Bulldogs signed five prospects out of Florida: 5-star defensive end Nolan Smith (originally from Savannah, Ga.) of Brandenton, 4-star defensive back Tyrique Stevenson of Miami, 4-star linebacker Rian Davis of Apopka, 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh of Ft. Lauderdale, and 3-star tight end Brett Seither from Clearwater.
This year’s recruiting class is ranked No. 5 overall in the nation so far and has 11 commits – with three of them being from Florida: 4-star defensive tackle Jalen Carter of Apopka, 4-star quarterback Carson Beck of Jacksonville, 4-star defensive tackle Warren Brinson of Bradenton.
The Bulldogs are also top contenders for other elite prospects such as 4-star receiver Marcus Rosemy of Ft. Lauderdale, and 4-star offensive lineman Joshua Braun of Live Oak.
It’s a nice place to visit.