Recruiting the state of Alabama

bmauldinbmauldin Posts: 3,642 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Previously considered a ridiculous idea...

uga just walked away with the number 1 AND number 2 recruits from the state of Alabama!

not very long ago you would be considered crazy for anyone even suggesting that as a possibility...

times are definitely changing!

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  • skidmarksskidmarks Posts: 209 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Yeah not that long ago we didn’t even recruit Georgia all that well , we just got what the others left on the floor, AU and UT used to own the ATL market

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    To be fair to CMR, in 2011 he signed 13 of the top 25 in-state players. Those are good numbers, but he fell off after that: 5 of the top 25 in 2012, 8 in 2013, 6 in 2014, and 9 in 2015. (For comparison, CKS signed 9 in 2016, 13 in 2017, 9 in 2018, and only 4 this year.)

    The BIG difference between CMR and CKS, as @bmauldin has noted, are the out-of-state guys we're now signing. It's not just the top two AL players in this cycle (which is amazing, no matter what "they" say). It's the #1 or top 5 or top 10 players we manage to get from different states, each cycle.

    That's how we keep finishing top 3 overall, which is rarefied air and will likely lead to a natty (or three) sooner than later.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Here are the out-of-state top-10 signees by CKS. Note the progression from year to year: 2-3-7-8.

    2016: Jacob Eason #1 WA, Isaac Nauta #3 FL.

    2017: Isaiah Wilson #1 NY, D'Andre Swift #1 PA, Mark Webb #6 PA.

    2018: Zamir White #1 NC, Cade Mays #1 TN, Luke Ford #1 IL, Channing Tindall #3 SC, Tyson Campbell #4 FL, Owen Condon #7 OK, James Cook #8 FL.

    2019: Nakobe Dean #1 MS, George Pickens #1 AL, Xavier Truss #1 RI, Clay Webb #2 AL, Tyrique Stevenson #4 FL, Bill Norton #4 TN, Lewis Cine #7 TX, Dwan Mathis #9 MI.

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yeah man starting this year noone but noone is gonna enjoy facing Kirby Smarts Dawgs with the insane level of talent hes bringing in from ALL OVER. 😎😎😎

  • bmauldinbmauldin Posts: 3,642 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The other side of that too is: when someone was committed to another school, cmr would NEVER try to flip them. I never could decide if he wanted to let them honor their commitment or if he knew he couldn’t outwork the other coaches.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,209 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    AnotherDawg

    Here are the out-of-state top-10 signees by CKS. Note the progression from year to year: 2-3-7-8.

    2016: Jacob Eason #1 WA, Isaac Nauta #3 FL.

    2017: Isaiah Wilson #1 NY, D'Andre Swift #1 PA, Mark Webb #6 PA.

    2018: Zamir White #1 NC, Cade Mays #1 TN, Luke Ford #1 IL, Channing Tindall #3 SC, Tyson Campbell #4 FL, Owen Condon #7 OK, James Cook #8 FL.

    2019: Nakobe Dean #1 MS, George Pickens #1 AL, Xavier Truss #1 RI, Clay Webb #2 AL, Tyrique Stevenson #4 FL, Bill Norton #4 TN, Lewis Cine #7 TX, Dwan Mathis #9 MI.


    Just being picky but Nauta was a GA kid and came back from IMG to be "home". So, it's really more like 1-3-7-8

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Same with Nolan Smith, #1 play overall and Florida, but he's a GA boy.

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