Georgia has more than twice as many top-150 recruits as the rest of the SEC East combined

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We already knew Georgia finished 2018’s Signing Day with the second highest-rated class ever, breaking Alabama’s seven-year streak, one month after nearly toppling Bama’s title dynasty on the field as well.

Most importantly, UGA dominated its division, hilariously outpacing the SEC East for the second class in a row.

So how’s 2019 recruiting going for Kirby Smart’s Dawgs*?

Well, after a weekend that included a commit from five-star RB John Emery Jr. and two other four-stars, UGA has 10 commits in 2019’s top-150 recruits, per the 247Sports Composite.

The rest of the SEC East has four. Combined.

UGA has five five-star commits to the rest of the division’s two, plus 10 four-stars, more than doubling up anybody besides Tennessee.

UT and South Carolina are carrying their weight so far, but Florida’s off to a slow start under Dan Mullen (which might be less of a worry, less than five months until the Early Signing Period, if Florida State and Miami weren’t doing well), and nobody else in the division is likely to seriously challenge the Dawgs at any point on the trail.

So you can go ahead and pencil this in as Georgia’s third straight class that laps the rest of the division, which just about means an entire roster head-and-shoulders over its immediate competition and a team entering perpetual national title contention.

As the Dawgs evolve on the field, now that their QB is no longer a rookie, their overall talent advantage over the teams they play most is just gonna keep growing.

* Apply all usual, common-sense caveats about how far away Signing Day is (and it’s not that far, since most of it is now in December), but the basics of this probably ain’t gonna change.

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Just the division, huh?

"Perpetual national title contention"

Streak currently at one consecutive years.
They’ve been a national title contender for as long as Kennesaw State!
So good, they’ve managed to match Loyola-Chicago’s remarkable run of Final Fours!

Hope is the cruelest of mistresses. If I were a SC fan, I would absolutely take this article out on Steve Spurrier.

"Entering" is a key word, we can all agree! <img src="//fonts.voxmedia.com/emoji/unicode/1f60a.png" alt=":blush:" class="emoji">

They need more Plank.

Kirby also lapped the SEC West with last years class.

He’s likely to sign more 5-Star’s in this class than any SEC team. That would make it two years in a row. Nobody’s out-recruiting Kirby Smart.

As an FSU fan, I’m glad Smart isn’t in the ACC and that he’s going up against Florida every year. But to Jason’s point, GoGata is eating the recruiting dust of three major programs. I’m not qualified to say how good a coach Dan Mullen is, but man, what did he sign up for?

Everyone else is about to be playing for 2nd on a regular basis

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