Category Archives: Recruiting

The 2018 AJC Super 11

All eleven on the list have already committed to college programs.

Georgia has commitments from five of the Super 11. The Bulldogs have signed five or six Super 11 players each of the past four seasons, including six last year.

I don’t need to tell you how many have committed to Georgia Tech, do I?

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“Yep, Georgia.”

Another reason to celebrate both Kirby’s recruiting prowess and Paul Johnson’s recruiting ineptitude:

Not only has Georgia finally made the necessary leap to pull away from this second-tier group, but also has earned the right to be considered one of the elites when it comes to recruiting. The rankings will change some as recruits play their senior seasons, but this is a significant upward trend and great news for the schools which recruit in the Peach State.

Welp, almost all the schools…

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Fishing in a better stocked pond

In today’s Mailbag ($$), Stewart Mandel makes a good point about Kirby’s impressive recruiting success in comparison to what came before:

As for Georgia as a sleeping giant, it’s worth noting that the talent pool in its state has noticeably risen over the past decade-plus, mirroring Atlanta’s dramatic population growth. In 2008, the state of Georgia produced 24 players rated four-stars or higher on 247Sports. There are currently 40 in the class of 2019. While there are inevitable ups and downs in any state from one year to the next, that’s a pretty dramatic shift. And it helps explain why Smart is in better position to put together Alabama-esque classes than any Georgia coach before him.

Sure, you still have to get out there and land them.  Still, it’s nice to be the in state program where the state is cranking out more and more studs every year.

How much worse does this make Paul Johnson’s recruiting look, by the way?

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Casting a wide net

Boy, is this a sea change in Georgia’s recruiting.

Miami is fourth there, so to some extent Mark Richt is always gonna Mark Richt.

But as far as Georgia goes, think about what kind of resources you have to marshal in order to make 272 offers (24 more than Alabama!) that are properly researched — and seeing as this is Kirby Smart we’re talking about here, you can be damned sure every one of ’em has been properly researched.  There’s a lot of work, a lot of people and a lot of money that has to go into making that click.

Not to mention a guy in charge who knows how to direct traffic.

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Adidas can’t save Paul Johnson now.

Really, this is quite remarkable.  Only three of the top thirty five recruits in the state of Georgia have yet to commit to a college football program.

None of those thirty two have committed to Georgia Tech.

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They’re gonna need a bigger cannon.

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UGA’s staff knows that the talent margin is closing, that we are no longer a team with a couple of nice pieces – that we are getting deep. Sandridge was a cannon shot. A championship playoff run, at a position of need, and we still get the commitment – regardless of what is being written about currently (and make no mistake, it isn’t a coincidence).

It has been a long time since we’ve been this deep. On the staff and on the roster. It’s the middle of July and we are all in the same range of commitments and we are ahead of them. Pressure is all on them.

Hey, how’s that whole pressure thing working out?  Okay, I guess.

The latest addition to Georgia’s 2018 recruiting class has pushed the Bulldogs to the top of the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings. Independence Community College (Independence, Kan.) defensive lineman Jermaine Johnson committed to Kirby Smart and his staff on Thursday night, allowing UGA to surge past Alabama for the No. 1 spot.

Georgia finished 2018 with the nation’s top recruiting class and it’s well on its way toward getting there again, with just 17 commitments in its current haul. With that number of pledges, the Bulldogs still have fewer than any other program in the top five. Alabama has 20, Texas A&M has 24, Clemson has 22, and Oregon has 19.

Maybe more impressive is the fact that Georgia has an average rating per commitment of well over 94. Johnson, who has a rating of 94 according to 247Sports (he hasn’t yet been rated by the rest of the industry so his only ranking is with 247Sports), actually caused that average rating to go down.

South Carolina still finds itself sixteen spots down the list from Georgia in the 247Sports Composite Rankings this morning.  The good news is that the Dawgs’ rise has been stopped by math — you can’t go any higher than first.  Now that’s pressure.

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Georgia recruiting exposed!

There’s only one possible explanation for Kirby Smart’s success.  Fortunately, some random Internet sleuth has cracked the case wide open. (h/t)

“Supposedly” is doing a lot of heavy lifting there.  As fever dreams go, that one’s pretty elaborate.

I’m not going to get into a discussion about whether every major program cheats on some level, but I will say nobody recruiting well does anything close to something that stupidly obvious.  Supposedly.

In conclusion, all I can say is watch out for future Dawgs’ dental work.

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