By Joe Vitale:
During SEC Media Days, Georgia Head Coach Kirby was asked about the slow start to the 2018 recruiting class.
The Bulldogs currently have 8 commitments, placing UGA at No. 52 in the nation and No. 11 in the conference in the recruiting race.
However, Coach Smart doesn’t appear to be worried about the direction of the current class.
“You judge things by signing day, and I would tell everyone to relax and breathe,” Smart said. “We’ve got tough decisions to make because we’ve got a limited number of scholarships, and in that case we may not have the same impact because of the sheer numbers. I’m not concerned with where we are, because I’m talking to these kids every day and I’m communicating with them each day, so I feel good about it.”
After signing the nation’s No. 3 class in February, including 12 of the state’s top 20 prospects, the Dawgs have been shutout in receiving a commitment from a top-20 Peach State prospect for the 2018 class.
During Coach Smart’s guest appearance on Chattanooga’s 105.1 FM ‘Press Row’, he further discussed recruiting.
“Are there some battles we haven’t won in the state? Yeah, but that’s going to be the case every year. There are 29 draft picks in the state of Georgia and we want to get as many of those as we can. Our goal is to evaluate properly and get the right kids. It’s not the ones you don’t get…it’s the ones you do get,” Smart said.
Georgia’s 2018 commitments include:
- 5-star running back Zamir White of Laurinburg, NC
- 4-star guard Warren Erickson of Suwanee
- 4-star cornerback Chris Smith of Atlanta
- 4-star tight end John FitzPatrick of Atlanta