National Signing Day 2013: Why The Georgia Bulldogs Will Be An Unstoppable Force This Season

By Daniel Ellington
Douglas Jones-US Presswire

The Georgia Bulldogs recruiting staff has been racking up frequent flyer miles in their quest to secure the best recruits on national signing day. Desperate to win another national championship, Georgia has secured 30 verbal commits, second only to Texas A&M’s 32 recruits.

The last time Georgia won a national championship, The Dukes of Hazzard was a top-rated television show and Pac-Man had just been released. Needless to say, the Bulldogs are long overdue for a trophy and the surprising first-year success of Texas A&M in the SEC doesn’t help.

Of course, all the hype right now surrounding signing day is focused on the Alabama Crimson Tide, but Georgia just might be a big winner this time around.

The Georgia offense, which returns every starter from last season except for receivers Tavarres King and Marlon Brown, will be firing on all cylinders in 2013. The defense is losing key players to the draft and graduation so the new defensive recruits will have to pick up the slack and quick.

Last season Georgia’s overall record was 12-2 which includes wins against the Auburn Tigers, the Florida Gators and the Ole Miss Rebels. Besides a 35-7 blowout from the South Carolina Gamecocks and a close loss to Alabama the Bulldogs mostly dominated their opponents. Every Georgia win had a differential of eight points or more, besides their 29-24 win over Kentucky.

The Bulldog schedule is relatively light next season, with their biggest tests being the LSU Tigers, Florida and South Carolina. Yeah, that’s right. No Alabama, no Texas A&M and no Ole Miss. With such a favorably schedule and their new Top 100 ranked players Tray Matthews and Brice Ramsey already committed, Georgia is posed for greatness this season.

Other top recruits that still have Georgia on their maybe list include Laremy Tunsil, Montravius Adams, Matthew Thomas, Reuben Foster and Alvin Kamara. Now of course Georgia won’t get all of these players, but they have a good chance to snag one or two.

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