Georgia DE Mekhi Brown
We watched Louisiana emerge as a state seeping with an abundance of talent during the 2014 recruiting cycle. This time around, it's Georgia's turn to step into the spotlight.
The state features six of America's top 40 overall players in 247Sports' composite rankings, including two of the top three (offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt and defensive tackle Trent Thompson).
Hyatt, a product of North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee), verbally committed to Clemson on national signing day 2014. Thompson, from Westover High School (Albany), spent time on campus at Florida State and Auburn last fall.
This crop of prospects puts pressure on Mark Richt to secure in-state talent as his SEC foes cross borders in an effort to claim Georgia's finest. Mekhi Brown, a 5-star defensive end from Columbus, already committed to Alabama.
Preston Williams, one of the nation's premier wide receivers, pledged to Tennessee in September. The 6'5" pass target stars at Lovejoy High School (Hampton).
The Bulldogs were able to corral a commitment from 5-star prospect Terry Godwin (Hogansville). The 6'0", 165-pound Callaway High School speedster is the nation's second-ranked athlete and created a pact with Georgia in January after unofficial visits to Auburn, Ole Miss and North Carolina.