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Georgia spent how much on recruiting in one year?

You've got to spend money to make money, as the old business saying goes, and it turns out that applies to recruiting as well.

According to documents obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia spent $3.7 million on recruiting during Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019), a period of time that encompassed the closing of UGA's 2019 recruiting class and laying the groundwork for the 2020 class.

A large chunk of that $3.7 million was spent on travel. The Bulldogs have cast a wider net -- literally -- under Kirby Smart. Georgia's 2019 class, a 24-man group that finished No. 2 nationally, included players from Texas, Kansas, Rhode Island and Michigan, in addition to the usual trips across the South.

The 2020 class, a 25-man unit that won 247Sports' mythical recruiting national title, pulled three players from Texas, two from California, and one apiece from Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

As such, Georgia spent $850,000 on 140 chartered flights, as well as $83,260 on helicopter services to allow Kirby Smart to hit multiple schools on one stop.

Georgia also burned through plenty of cash when sticking around Athens as well. Start with $180,000 on catering, $92,000 on signage and printing, nearly $15,000 to an "aerial photography" company who shot video for The Hunger Games and Homeland, and nearly $100,000 to a single Athens restaurant.

“You’re recruiting on steroids,” Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman told the paper of his time recruiting at Georgia.

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