Georgia Football: Program spends Millions on Recruiting

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The rich keep getting richer. Georgia football since Kirby Smart has taken over the program has been a recruiting powerhouse. With success on the trail and on the field, Georgia has become a national brand. Meaning they get the best players all over the country, not just in a region.

In order to get those players you have to spend money. And a lot of it. 4.5 million to be exact. Clemson spent the second most with 3.2

The 2023 class for Georgia was rated in the top 3 on multiple recruiting services.

When you look into it, it is pretty unbelievable that the program spends the majority of its money on holding events for recruits rather than traveling across the country multiple times.

But in fairness, the money that was spent was on local Athens businesses or businesses in the state of Georgia. So, it is apparent the program is supporting local businesses. Saucehouse BBQ and the Varsity were among the few food services that were used during recruits’ visits. Georgia also paid for the recruits’ hotel rooms. Which during the football season, as some of you know, is expensive.

Georgia made over 200 million dollars in the 2022 fiscal year. That included the 2021 national championship. So, 4 million out of 200 million isn’t all that bad.

Smart has said to be able to sustain a program, you have to invest in recruiting and it looks like the Georgia program is doing that. There is a reason why Georgia is dominating recruiting and dominating CFB right now.

If you have been to the new Football facility or seen it, it makes a ton of sense why Georgia is doing so well.

But if I was 17-18 years old and they gave me all-I-could-eat Chili dogs from The Varsity, I would sign right then and there. However, I might reconsider later that night, because we all know chili dogs bark at night.