Year of the Dawgs
Georgia has pulled in top-10 classes every year since 2002, but this is shaping up to be the Bulldogs' best haul in recent memory.
With three months to go until National Signing Day, Georgia currently has the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation as ranked by Rivals.com -- trailing only Notre Dame.
The Bulldogs are getting it done in part by keeping much of the Peach State's top talent at home, a staple of their success over the years. Three of the state's top five prospects have already committed to Georgia -- defensive tackle
In 2007, Georgia lost out on the state's top two prospects. Defensive back
This year has been a return to the norm, with several of the state's top prospects deciding in favor of their home-state school.
This Georgia class will be heavy on skill-position players and should provide a tremendous boost to the athleticism of the Bulldogs' roster.
The secondary will be set for the foreseeable future with the additions of
Part of Georgia's recent recruiting success has involved tapping into North Carolina talent. With North Carolina and North Carolina State taking dips in recent seasons, plenty of talent from the state has been ripe for the picking. There are plenty of North Carolina natives currently making a big impact for Georgia, including linebacker
Continuing that trend is tight end
Georgia has received commitments from four of the nation's top 36 athletes, and each could provide immediate depth at any number of positions.
The skill positions aren't the only spots the Bulldogs have addressed. Four-star linebacker
Georgia has looked to states such as Alabama and Florida to add to the depth of this class. Alabama offensive linemen
With 21 commitments thus far, Georgia isn't finished. Defensive tackle
One more to keep an eye on is Clayton (Ohio) Northmont offensive tackle
Richt's recruiting strategy has been simple -- keep Georgia's elite talent at home and throw the house at difference-makers regardless of location. A quick look at the Bulldogs' roster shows how Richt's national recruiting efforts have paid off in recent years.
Stafford came to Georgia from Texas, and his partner in the backfield,
Given the success of the program under the Richt and Georgia's current prosperity on the recruiting trails, don't expect that strategy to change any time soon.