Even After A Slow Start, Kirby Never Worried About 2018 Recruiting Class

Even After A Slow Start, Kirby Never Worried About 2018 Recruiting Class

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Even After A Slow Start, Kirby Never Worried About 2018 Recruiting Class


Although Georgia got off to a slow start to the 2018 recruiting class, Kirby Smart never worried


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To quote the great Larry Munson: “We were gone. I gave up, you did too. We were out of it and gone.”

During last July’s SEC Media Days, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was asked about the slow start to the 2018 recruiting class.

At the time, Georgia had only eight commitments, placing them at No. 52 in the nation and No. 11 in the conference in the recruiting race.

However, Coach Smart never appeared worried about the direction of the current class.

“You judge things by signing day, and I would tell everyone to relax and breathe,” Smart said. “I’m not concerned with where we are, because I’m talking to these kids every day and I’m communicating with them each day, so I feel good about it.”

After signing the nation’s third ranked class in 2017, including 12 of the state’s top 20 prospects, the Dawgs had been shutout in receiving a commitment from a top-20 Peach State prospect for the 2018 class at the time of Smart’s comments.

During Coach Smart’s July appearance on Chattanooga’s 105.1 FM ‘Press Row,’ he further discussed recruiting.

“Are there some battles we haven’t won in the state? Yeah, but that’s going to be the case every year,” Smart said. “There are 29 draft picks in the state of Georgia and we want to get as many of those as we can. It’s not the ones you don’t get…it’s the ones you do get.”

Now, eight months later, Georgia wrapped up the nation’s No. 1 ranked class that contains eight 5-star players.

I think that’s the last time Georgia fans ever panic about recruiting in July.

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