Georgia football: Sam Pittman does it again, no. 1 center commits to the G

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Georgia football received the commitment of no. 1 ranked center Clay Webb early Monday afternoon. Webb is ranked no. 22 nationally and no. 1 in the state of Alabama.

Offensive line coach Sam Pittman worked his magic again on Monday. This time, crossing the state line via Interstate-20 and heading into Oxford, Alabama to bring Clay Webb, the no. 1 center in the country home to Georgia football.

His commitment isn’t just big for the 2019 recruiting class, it’s also huge for the ongoing recruiting rivalry with Alabama who probably thought the 295-pounder located just 115 miles east was theirs. Webb is the fourth five-star player to commit to Georgia, and the 19th player overall. Alabama has 24 commits currently, but only two of them are five stars.

Webb gives Georgia’s offensive line even more depth, as if that wasn’t already a strength. The Dawgs dealt with injuries on the line all year, but no one seemed to notice near the end because the backups who filled in for those injured players looked like full-time starters. Even Trey Hill, when he took over for Lamont Gaillard at center in the Kentucky game, played phenomenally outside a pair of bad snaps in the first half. At this rate, you can forget about Georgia going two deep up front because three-deep seems like a real possibility.

Other recruiting news.

In other recruiting news from Monday, no. 1 overall player Nolan Smith reconfirmed his commitment on Twitter. Smith, a weakside defensive lineman, committed to Georgia almost two years ago on January 29, 2017. But in that time, he’s taken visits and kept communicating with other coaches. On Monday, he essentially shut down his recruitment saying no more visits or communication, he plans on staying with the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Georgia now has the no. 2 recruiting class in the nation according to 247 Sports. Georgia’s 2019 class has 287.77 composite points, while Alabama has 304.52. But again, Alabama has five more commits and two less five-star commits as Georgia.