This week’s Recruiting Mailbag at The Athletic ($$) started out with an interesting question: assuming every school is recruiting at their peak ability, who would have the top 10 classes? Wasserman takes that to mean schools take care of their in state recruiting first, topped by some national success.
Under that hypothetical, LSU would be a slam dunk for me — a state loaded with recruits, literally no P5 competition for the Tigers, topped with access to East Texas talent is about as good as it gets. But that’s not the program that tops his list. (LSU is third.) This is:
1. Georgia: No team in college football has a better home-court advantage than the Bulldogs, and they have also proven they can recruit at the top tier nationally. Just owning the state of Georgia alone hands them the crown. Even if Georgia Tech gets where it wants to go, there is more than enough talent in the Peach State to keep Georgia No. 1 nationally.