Georgia just finished dominating the 2018 recruiting cycle. So what’s next? Well, there’s just one year to count down to the 2019 class — and the Bulldogs might do it again.
Judging from its early commitments, the Bulldogs’ class of 2019 shows signs of following in the same path as Kirby Smart’s 2018 class, which took home the nationwide analysts’ honors this year.
In fact, there’s a chance that at the very top of Georgia’s, it could even get better than this year — and this year, the Bulldogs signed eight of the nation’s top 31 players.
How is that possible? Take a look:
* For the 2018 cycle, Georgia’s surge began in October and November. For the 2019 class, Georgia already is off to a fast start, ranking first in the early rankings (the early, early rankings) with three commitments from three of the top 10 players in the nation.
* In total, Georgia has already received seven commitments for the 2019 class, the most of any SEC program. Only three schools in the nation – BYU, Miami and Wisconsin – have more.
* The three top-10 commitments are from five-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, five-star wide receiver Dominick Blaylock from Marietta (Ga.) Walton and five-star defensive end Nolan Smith, a former Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day player who now attends Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy.
That’s as many top-10 prospects as Georgia got in this year’s class: quarterback Justin Fields (second overall), running back Zamir White (ninth) and guard Jamaree Salyer (10th). And no other top-10 prospects have committed anywhere for 2019. In fact, only five other five-star recruits in the country have committed.
There’s also already depth behind those three five-star prospects. The Bulldogs have commitments from four-star tight end Ryland Goede of Acworth (Ga.) Kennesaw Mountain, four-star offensive tackle Luke Griffin of Chatsworth (Ga.) North Murray, four-star outside linebacker J.D. Bertrand of Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity Catholic and four-star cornerback Jalen Perry of Dacula (Ga.) High. Bertrand, Goede and Perry are rated among the top 15 in the nation at their respective positions. (All four of those players are from the Atlanta suburbs.)
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