And some random thoughts about it:
- It’s a very talented class, even if it may not wind up on quite as lofty a perch as its two predecessors. (Clemson is going to be hard to catch at number one.) That being said, according to the 247Sports Composite, Smart’s class is tied with Clemson for the top spot in average ranking.
- One thing to like a lot about Georgia’s class is that it’s loaded with top-flight receiving talent, a huge need, considering what we saw this season. Three of the signees are ranked in the top 15 at the position and the fourth is 48th. That’s a good haul. Must have been a helluva sales pitch, is all I can say.
- On the o-line, Pittman’s departure didn’t hurt too much with this class. The Dawgs signed four, with two more likely to come by February, assuming Auburn doesn’t sway Jones away.
- Five SEC teams are in the Composite top ten, two more cracked the top seventeen and two more finished in the top twenty five. Everybody’s oohing and ahhing over Pruitt’s work at UT, although I tend to credit some of that to the low bar of overcoming a horrendous start the the Vols’ season, but I think the class that’s quietly impressive is Kentucky’s.
- It’s worth mentioning that the only SEC East team with a five-star commitment besides Georgia is South Carolina, but note I said commitment, not signee. Jordan Burch, whom Georgia has been heatedly seeking, didn’t sign, but did offer his verbal to the ‘Cocks yesterday. What that means I have no idea, other than I doubt Kirby’s gonna quit chasing him.
- By the way, probably need to hold off on that Nick Saban’s slipping talk for at least another year.
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