April 12, 2007

Recruiting Notebook: Five to watch in-state

Since Mark Richt arrived at Georgia he has made it clear that he wanted to lock down the borders and keep the top talent at home. He has done that for the most part and he is off to a great start in the class of 2008. The Dawgs have picked up commitments from recruits in many parts of the state and more could be on the way. Get a look at five prospects in-state recruits that we feel the Dawgs have the best shot at right now inside.

Year in and year out the Bulldogs sign top quality student-athletes out of their home state. The class of 2007 was highlighted by one of the best in country, Caleb King. King had offers from over 50-programs nation wide, but chose to stay home and be a Bulldog. He had huge sophomore and junior seasons before going down early with a minor knee injury as a senior. Still King is one of the best out there and has a chance to be special in Athens.

Overall, UGA inked 18-players from the state of Georgia out of 23 that they signed February. The Bulldogs got a mix of offensive linemen, defensive linemen, wide receivers, defensive backs, and a linebacker, tight end, and kicker out of their back yard in 2007. Not only does the state of Georgia produce big names like King every year, but they also have guys that go a little more unnoticed.

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