It's hard to complain or post anything negative about recruiting when you're the back to back national champions and have the top rated recruiting classes in 2024 and 2025. Saying that, this hasn't been the best week in recruiting for Kirby Smart as far as the secondary goes with 5* S KJ Bolden choosing Florida State and 4* S Peyton Woodyard flipping his commitment to Alabama. This once was a promising safety class, with Woodyard and 4* Jaylen Heyward committed and UGA seemingly the favorite for
Well, there you go. Three things have happened now and UGA doesn't have a safety commit for the 2024 class:
1) KJ Bolden chose FSU over UGA
2) Peyton Woodyard flipped to Alabama
3) Jaylen Heyward decommitted and is favoring UCF
Kirby Smart and company did everything they could to get Bolden and will continue to do so. Heyward is just better suited for UCF and while UGA would have liked to keep Woodyard, he always seemed more to me like an old school downhill safety more than
Alright, it's getting to be late July and the Dawgs are already working on finishing out the 2024 class. Let's take a look at what's going on by position:
- Georgia is done at QB and both Dylan Raiola and Ryan Puglisi are solid commits.
- Georgia has two solid commits in Dwight Phillips Jr. and Chauncey Bowens.
- Don't be surprised if Nate Frazier pulls the trigger in July or August. Either way, we like the Dawgs here.
- Georgia has three solid commits in Nitro T
It's fun being a fan of the Geprgia Bulldogs right now. The Dawgs are back to back national champions and have the #1 ranked recruiting class for 2024 AND 2025. Kirby Smart and company are taking the phrase 'Dawgs on Top' to an entirely different level.
It has been evident that Smart wants to place an emphasis on the trenches since he first hired Sam Pittman as the offensive line coach. Nine offensive linemen from UGA have been drafted since 2017, including four in the first round (Isaiah W
As successful as Kirby Smart has been at recruiting since he became the head coach at The University of Georgia, one position group that hasn't stood out as much as others as far as ranking is concerned is the receiver position. Of course stars and rankings aren't everything. Most sane Dawg fans wouldn't trade Ladd McConkey for 99% of the other receivers in college football right now and he came in out of high school ranked as the #169 receiver in the nation.
With that being said, it's no s
This may not make Dawg fans happy, but I'm not sure anyone could oturight call The University of Georgia TE-U just yet. We're getting there and are definitely one of the best programs in the nation for tight ends. We should be able to claim the title outright soon with the way things are going on the field and in recruiting, combined with the strong history at the position in Athens.
The history of the tight end position at UGA is only rivaled by the likes of Iowa, Stanford, and Notre Dame.
It's hard to write about the history of the running back position at The University of Georgia. Not because there isn't any content there, but because the history is so strong that writing about it just seems like you're repeating what has already been said over and over again. Everyone in college football knows and UGA fans have heard it all. Walker, Hearst, Moreno, Gurley, Chubb, RB-U, etc. No other team in the country has a stronger history at the running back position.
The Dawgs look to
Since Kirby Smart was named the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, recruiting players to Athens has reached an entirely different level. Gone are the days of last minute offers to cover thin position groups on campus. We're in the times of UGA being the hunter, on the field and on the recruiting trail. Smart and company are basically able to pick who they want. Success is a huge reason why, but it starts with the reletlessness from the coaching staff on the recruiting trail.
The 2024 class
Recruiting couldn't be going much better for the defending national champions. The Georgia Bulldogs have the No. 2 class in the nation this cycle and have as many as 179 top targets planning to visit for the historic matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers tomorrow. Kirby Smart and company also had the No. 2 class in 2024 until about 30 minutes ago.
Now it is the No. 1 class in the nation after four star linebakcer Demarcus Riddick announced his decision to Commit to the G. Riddick is the 43r
With Kirby Smart having a defensive background as a head coach, it's pretty much a given that he should be able to recruit highly ranked defensive players. Of course he has done just that and they're getting drafted in droves. Our offensive recruiting hasn't been disappointing by any means, as we've also brought in highly ranked players on that side of the ball as well. Honestly, it's hard to see much in a negative light coming off of a national championship.
If there was an area where one
If I weren't trying to write an article here I would just use a large font and type A LOT or EVERYTHING and call it a day. We'll continue in the interest of taking a deeper look into his commitment.
Current rakings aside, this is one of the biggest commitments for UGA in the past few years. I'm concerned that Georgia fans don't realize how important his commitment is because he currently doesn't have five stars beside his name. With Carson Beck looking good when he's gotten his time on the
Coach Bryan McClendon gets his man again. The former Georgia receiver was an ace recruiter for Mark Richt, turned ace recruiter for South Carolina, turned ace recruiter for Oregon, and now ace recruiter for Kirby Smart. It's no surprise that UGA needs to get more athletic at the receiver position and Coach BMac was brought in to make that happen.
Well, he's doing it in a big way in multiple classes. 2023 elite receiver Tyler Williams recently joined the 2023 commit list and now 2024 athleti
Let's start this off with the caveat that stars aren't the only thing that matters in recruiting. It's fun to follow and talk about who the top players in the country are, but the star rating system is as much of a tool to attract fans to recruiting websites as it is anything else. Some five star prospects work out and some do not for a variety of reasons. Many get injured and just aren't the same anymore, which brings one player to mind. I believe Tramel Terry was ranked as a 5* at one time and
The University of Georgia is RB-U. That's the statement. That's it. With the storied history of running backs that came through UGA, one would think that the Dawgs could pull any running back in the country that they want. That simply has not been the case in 2023. Alabama also has a big history of star running backs, so it isn't s surprise when a player chooses the Crimson Tide. Let's be honest, they're in a dynasty right now, so we shouldn't be shocked when someone like five star running back
One thing UGA is known for under Kirby Smart is having a plan A, B, C, D, and E for recruiting every position. He and his staff have proved it year after year. They rarely put all their eggs in one basket for a prospect. Of course that hasn't been the case this year, as the Dawgs went all out for Arch Manning. Unfortunately, he recently chose Texas over our beloved Dawgs. Many fans will see this as a big mess up by the staff, but did the ten million dollar a year national championship head coach