In spite of our most cynical efforts, Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs are recruiting like there is a tomorrow, and many more tomorrows.
The Bulldogs are in No.1 QB Braxton Miller's top five, and he's expressed interest in taking an official visit to Athens. Fellow future five-star QB Christian Lemay has also put the Bulldogs in his final top 10 (although he's probably a lock for Florida).
Mostly, Georgia is benefiting from another great year in in-state talent. Scout's top tight end, five-star Jay Rome, is a Valdosta native who is watching the Bulldogs closely. They could be welcoming the 6'5", 237-pound prospect to Athens for a visit or more this fall.
The Bulldogs will have their work cut out to keep Georgia on the mind of some other future in-state five-stars. RB Isaiah Crowell, a Columbus, GA native, is an Alabama lean. Tucker, GA linebacker James Vaughters, Scout's no. 2 MLB, likes Texas. ATH/QB CJ Uzomah of Suwanee favors Georgia Tech. And DT Gabe Wright, another Columbus kid, thinks he and teammate Crowell will be a package deal.
A bounce-back year on the field, and I think Georgia could surprise. A rough finish to the 2010 recruiting season put the wheels in motion, and now that the defensive staff is set, Mark Richt can go back to being the surrogate dad every recruit longs for.
Predicted five-stars: 1-3