Is it possible that the Georgia Bulldogs could finish with the No. 1 overall recruiting class for the 2013 cycle?
Frankly, it's definitely a long-shot, but if there's anything you need to know about college football recruiting, it's that anything is possible.
The Bulldogs currently have the No. 8 ranked recruiting class in the nation according to Rivals.com, so they're looking very strong as it is. If they want to get to the top of the rankings though, they're going to have to add more elite recruits.
Georgia has 30 recruits committed right now, and while 13 of those commitments are 4-stars, the rest of them are just 3-star's according to Rivals.
Here are a few elite recruits that Georgia must land if they want to finish No. 1:
Laremy Tunsil, 5-star OT, Columbia High School (FL)
Georgia is in Tunsil's final two according to 247Sports, so they have to be feeling pretty good about their chances of landing the talented offensive tackle. The only problem is, Alabama is the other team in his top two, so the Bulldogs have some major competition for his commitment.
Tunsil is 6'6'' 295 pounds according to Rivals, and he's surprisingly athletic for someone his size. One could only imagine how effective he would be blocking for Todd Gurley or Keith Marshall.
Simply put, Tunsil is the marquee recruit UGA will need to get if they want to be No. 1.
Montravius Adams, 5-star DT, Dooly County High School (GA)
Adams has the potential to be a dominant force on defense, and at the very least, Georgia has a shot at getting his commitment. Adams has a top five that consists of Auburn, Clemson, Alabama, Florida and Georgia according to 247Sports.
He's 6'3'', 290 pounds (Rivals), which is fantastic size for a defensive lineman, but he also has great technique and aggressiveness. He'll be able to play against the run in the SEC, but he also has the quickness and skills to be a premier pass-rusher.
If Georgia can bring Adams in, their class will be bordering on elite.
Toby Johnson, 4-star DT, Hutchinson Community College (GA)
Johnson is a 4-star according to Rivals and a 5-star according to 247Sports. Either way, he's one of the elite JUCO players in the 2013 class. According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, he's the No. 2 JUCO recruit for 2013.
At 6'4'' 305 pounds (Rivals), he has the intangibles that lead one to believe that he can be a very effective D-lineman at the college level.
The only issue here for Georgia is that they are one of many that find themselves on top of his interest list. 247Sports lists Florida State, Georgia, Kansas State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas A&M all as "warm interests" on his interest list, and he has offers from all schools.
Getting Johnson's commitment would be a gigantic recruiting win for Mark Richt though.
Alvin Kamara, 4-star RB, Norcross High School (GA)
Kamara could be the perfect change-of-pace back for Georgia at 5'10" 192 pounds. He also runs a 4.55 40 according to Rivals.
The good thing about Kamara is that Georgia is currently listed as the leader for his commitment by 247Sports, but they are followed by Alabama. That said, he'd be a big pickup for the Bulldogs, as he's definitely one of the bigger running back names in the 2013 class, and they have to feel good about their chances.
Kamara would be a great compliment and depth player in Georgia's backfield, and he'd definitely help them gain the No. 1 spot.
Mark Richt and his staff still have some major work to do if they want to finish with the No. 1 overall class for 2013, and that goal is quite a long shot.
If they can recruit all four of these elite players though, that long shot becomes more than a possibility.