Georgia football recruiting: Bulldogs build top 10 class

Scott Cunningham

The Georgia Bulldogs have put together a recruiting class that ranks among the nation's best.

The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off a successful year that saw them win the SEC East and come close to topping Alabama in the SEC title game. The Bulldogs won their bowl game over Nebraska to cap a 12-2 season, which was their second straight season with 10 wins or more.

The recent success helped to relieve some pressure from Mark Richt and his staff, and the Bulldogs are putting together a strong recruiting class for 2013. As things stand now, the Bulldogs have 29 commitments, and the class is ranked as the ninth-best group in the nation by Rivals.com. Four other SEC schools rank ahead of Georgia, but only one (Florida) plays in the SEC East.

Here's a glance at some of the top prospects in Georgia's class:

Tray Matthews: Matthews, a defensive back prospect from Newnan, Ga., is considered the No. 72 overall prospect in the class of 2013 by Rivals. He played both ways for his high school team, and in 10 games he had 51 tackles on the defensive side to go with 29 catches for 528 yards and six scores on the offensive side.

Johnny O'Neal: O'Neal is a linebacker prospect from Dublin, Ga.,ranked 137th in the 2013 class by Rivals. O'Neal finished his senior year with 112 tackles and three sacks. He had offers from schools throughout the southeast, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State and South Carolina.

Brandon Kublanow: Kublanow is an offensive lineman and another Georgia product; he is the No. 155 prospect in the 2013 class per Rivals. He was a versatile player in high school, logging time at all three offensive line positions.

Tim Kimbrough: Kimbrough is a linebacker from Indiana coming off a big senior season -- he made 121 tackles, including seven sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception. He is considered the seventh-best linebacker prospect in the nation by Rivals and the 156th-best overall prospect in the class.

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