UGA coach Mark Richt is excited about the team’s blistering start in recruiting for the next two years.
At Saturday’s G-Day game, the Bulldogs added two more commitments:
Overall, UGA, which signed 19 recruits last February, already had 18 prospects committed for the next two seasons.
After the G-Day game, Richt couldn’t talk about any specific commitments due to NCAA rules. But he was obviously happy with the overall early results of recruiting.
“I know, I think it’s a good thing — there’s a lot of people really interested in the Dawgs,” Richt told the AJC with a big smile.
“There are a lot of good players, and we’ve been doing a good job of evaluating and getting offers to them. And the guys are responding, and I’m excited for it.”
Within the last two weeks, the commitments have come in bunches. UGA had three commit in one day once, and two in a day twice.
“All that can roll together,” Richt said. “Sometimes you just gain momentum, guys start getting excited and they start talking. Before you know, they are recruiting each other.”
UGA’s recruiting efforts have been boosted by the efforts of a few commitments – safety Tray Matthews, cornerback Shaq Wiggins and quarterback Brice Ramsey – who are actively recruiting other targets over Twitter and Facebook, and with text messages.
Unlike last year, UGA also hasn’t been hampered by “hot seat” rumors and rampant speculation on Richt’s coaching future. “Yes, that helps,” Richt said.
What’s next for UGA? They are looking for a few good offensive linemen. Camden County’s JP Vonashek is still considering committing to the Bulldogs; North Gwinnett’s DeVondre Seymour, the son of NFL All-Pro Richard Seymour, is also high on UGA but is not ready to make his college decision yet.
There were rumors that Kell cornerback Brendan Langley, who has Alabama and UGA as his frontrunners, was considering committing at G-Day. Langley met with Richt after the scrimmage, and was hugged by several UGA assistants as he exited the locker room. However, Langley told the AJC he did not commit.
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