10 Biggest Georgia Recruiting Busts of the Mark Richt Era

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Georgia Bulldogs running back Richard Samuel (22) runs the ball in the second quarter as #12 South Carolina faces Georgia in an NCAA college football game at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Athens, Ga. (David Manning/Staff/david.manning@onlineathens.com)

No. 9: Richard Samuel

Year – 2008
Position – Running Back
Why he’s a bust – Never lived up to the hype

Samuel came into Athens looking like he’s be the next Herschel Walker. A big bruising back, touting a 5-star ranking and rated as the No. 3 running back in the nation coming out of Cartersville, Ga.

His career with Georgia hardly lived up to 5-star expectations. While he had some nice games and decent years, he was far from the game-breaker and world-shaker many believed he’d become out of high school, totaling just 833 rushing yards in his UGA career.

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