When today wraps up, there will be plenty of coaches feeling really good about the new class of recruits that they've signed. Most recruiting rankings have Florida, Alabama, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and LSU (among a few other schools depending on where you look) making up the top five.
But if you asked Mark Richt, his staff at Georgia brought in the #1 ranked class in America. The 32 recruits that they've signed as part of the 2013 class (including 21 in state signees) are the most he's ever brought on in his 13 years in Athens.
As the staff down in Arizona explained last night, their philosophy was to fill their big board with "their kind of guys " while paying little to no attention to the star ratings. For some staffs, it's just as important for to focus on getting the right fit, and making sure the player is going to be able to develop during their time on campus, and that's what Richt feels like his staff has pulled in with this most recent class.
Richt's confidence comes from the fact that they loaded up on talented, trust in their evaluations, and brought in quality guys that are excited to be on campus that matched their areas of need.
"As far as I'm concerned, we got the No. 1 class in America. We took care of business in the areas that we needed. We got the guys that are very, very talented and are excited about being here. And we're gonna develop these guys into a great football team. That's what really matters the most." Richt explained in The Telegraph.
On a much different note, Richt noted at the signing day presser that his hip surgery went well and he's up and he's feeling much better than he thought he would be at this point.
Great to hear.