This should make for an interesting message board discussion …
According to Rivals.com, which college has done the best job with football recruiting over the last 10 years?
That would be Southern Cal.
However, UGA is No. 2
According to the recruiting service, the Bulldogs have done the second-best job in the nation for the 2002-2011 cycle, with all 10 of those years under the direction of current UGA coach Mark Richt.
- Interesting: While UGA has never won a mythical national championship in the Rivals.com rankings, the Bulldogs are the only school to finish with a top 10-ranked class in each of the last 10 years.
What about the “Dream Team?” That wasn’t even Georgia’s best recruiting class, according to Rivals. The real “Dream Team” was 2002, when UGA finished No. 3 overall in the nation. In case you are wondering, that year’s class had 31 recruits, led by 5-star LB Marquis Elmore. The better known players are DT Kedric Golston, TE Leonard Pope, WR Bryan McClendon (Georgia’s current RB coach) and last-minute addition Tim Jennings at DB.
Back to Richt: After taking over as UGA’s coach before the 2001 season, Richt has guided the Bulldogs to a 96-34 record in 10 years and two SEC championships. However, Georgia has struggled with a 14-12 record over the last two seasons.
Here are the two questions for discussion:
- How do you feel about Georgia’s recruiting over the last 10 years and the No. 2 ranking?
- How do you feel about Georgia’s success on the football field with its recruiting efforts over the last 10 years?
(To see the rest of the Rivals.com rankings for the last 10 years, please click here. Note: Georgia Tech was not listed in the top 25)
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