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Georgia has adopted a new strategy on recruiting underclassmen


According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia and Mark Richt have adopted a new strategy when it come to recruiting high school Juniors.

Instead of fighting with baseball, or the spring football and spring break schedules of their top high school prospects, they've decided to take a more flexible approach.

“There’s spring break going on so that frees up guys to come. The other thing is what was a typical junior day, targeting everybody for that day."

But with the guys that are top priorities in their 2016 recruiting class, they're adapting even more.

"There’s some value in that and we still do that, but we’ve really changed our philosophy a little bit to say, ‘Just target the guys we like the most,’ and say ‘You come when it fits your schedule, we’ll make it work.’”

Spring can either be a great time of year to get those 2016 prospects on campus, or it can be a logistical maze of sorts. This approach requires some flexibility from his staff, but in the long run it could really pay some big dividends for Richt and the program.

The Banner-Herald notes that Richt believes they had more players on campus with scholarship offers the Saturday before their most recent Junior Day, than on the event's day itself.