It just seems like an alternative universe these days on the recruiting trail.
Even a year ago, the hope for this Georgia program was to maybe, if it was lucky, snag one or two four or five-star guys. Now, especially on the heels of Andrew Thomas signing on, getting the high-caliber guys is expected and not a shock.
Maybe it’s the reveling in the energy that Kirby Smart has brought that has trickled down all over the far reaches of the program, from coaches to the fans.
Perhaps it’s an energy we didn’t see out of Butts Mehre since pre-2005.
Sure, part of it is novelty. But the bottom line is that Georgia is getting more and more high-caliber guys than I can even remember. I’m not a recruiting fanatic – I try not to get hung up in star ratings.
But when you are beating the Alabamas of the world instead of the USC Jr.’s for players, that speaks MAJOR volumes.
Bottom line – this team could be scary good – which is why if this team goes 8-4 this year I won’t be too bummed.
That’s a far cry from the previous regime.