Kirby, UGA Targeting No. 1 Recruiting Class Again

May 13, 2019
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ATHENS - Kirby Smart and his staff are talking with their recruiting. 

Monday morning UGA became the consensus No. 5 recruiting class in the country with only nine commitments - meaning the Bulldogs are once more very much in the discussion to take the No. 1 overall spot in the country for this recruiting cycle. 

Georgia has the fewest number of commits of anyone in the top ten - meaning the Dawgs have the highest upside of anyone in the top ten. Only Clemson joins the Bulldogs in not having a single 3-star commit on its list. That means the Bulldogs aren’t fooling around with who they are taking, either. 

Meanwhile, the program has snatched up two top 50 prospects in a matter of a few days. 

Monday morning 4-star Darlington OL Tate Ratledge, the No. 39 overall player in the country, picked Georgia over Tennessee. 5-star St. Johns College (DC) LB Mekhail Sherman took UGA over Ohio State on Thursday. He is considered the No. 11 overall prospect in the nation. 

This is an impressive kickoff to the summer for Kirby and company - not that it is anything new. Powered by its uber competitive recruiting czar, we’ve seen over the last three recruiting cycles what should be expected of this staff on the trail. 

2017 - No. 3 class; 2018 - No. 1 class; 2019 - No. 2 class. 

Only one program has had a top-three class each year in the last three years - Georgia. 

Recruiting isn’t about what’s happening now - it is about the future. But the future is about to catch up to today for this program. Dan Mullen’s chirping and Geoff Collins’ (the new coach at Tech) promotions have been an interesting sideshows this spring, but when the rubber meets the road, Georgia is getting the job done where it matters most - in recruiting. 
 

 
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