Lock down the state of Georgia in recruiting
Georgia is one of the best talent producers in the country right behind Texas, California and Florida. Most of those players come from Gwinnett County, and the Atlanta and Columbus areas, but great college football players have come from every part of Georgia.
But too often recently, some of Georgia’s best players have been leaving the state to go play for other programs. Georgia has filled out great recruiting classes with players from outside of Georgia, but there are so many advantages to getting most of your players from one state.
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It helps team chemistry a lot when your roster is filled out with high school teammates and opponents, kids from same areas and players who are just all around similar. If Georgia can get these kids to be proud of being from Georgia, they’ll be even prouder to play for Georgia. Players and teams like that can accomplish some special things.
Georgia has certainly done that with this 2017 recruiting class, but that needs to persist. These next five years should be devoted to locking down Georgia to the point where after that, it’s just expected that the top 5 players from Georgia will go to the University of Georgia. Not Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee or South Carolina, but to Georgia.