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Georgia's recruiting success should have Bulldogs fans dreaming about national championships.

With SEC East window, Georgia football fans shouldn’t hesitate to dream about national titles

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Georgia has huge opportunity with talent advantage in SEC East

Georgia burst onto the national scene in 2017.

Now it’s time for Bulldogs fans to become comfortable at the top of the SEC East. And dreaming big — way, way big — shouldn’t be taboo.

On Monday during SEC Country Live, I listened to DawgNation’s Brandon Adams discuss a major talent advantage Georgia has earned within its division. The numbers, courtesy of Gator Country, are staggering. Georgia has 13 former 5-star recruits compared to two for Florida, one for Tennessee and zero for South Carolina. When considering former 4-star recruits, the Bulldogs have 48 such players compared to 34 for Florida and Tennessee and 23 for South Carolina.

Georgia has trucked its SEC East rivals on the recruiting trail. So why not dream about all that work leading to major reward soon?

Yeah, yeah, I know. I can hear the cackles. Likely, some Bulldogs fans will cringe at my thought.

But live a little. Let visions of more SEC titles and — yes — even national championships dance in your head. Enjoy this window of opportunity. Savor this chance to steamroll SEC East competition on the way to bigger and better things.

After Georgia’s impressive haul during college football’s early signing period, I wrote the paragraph below for SEC Country. Nothing about the SEC East’s outlook has changed my opinion as we draw closer to the coming season.

The (5) stars have aligned. The optimism flows like a fine wine. The expectations should be as high as the imagination allows.

At Georgia, what happened Wednesday in the opening hours of college football’s early signing period was a grand toast, a ticker-tape parade and a fireworks display wrapped into one red-and-black bundle of joy.

What’s next? Multiple national championships should be the goal.

Yes, so much goes into winning a national championship. Coaching, health, and luck also factor into the equation. Talent alone doesn’t lead a team to the top.

But Georgia’s recruiting gains have placed the Bulldogs in a position to be among the nation’s best for years to come. This should be an exciting time, not a period to brace for the worst.

Don’t be scared of large dreams, Bulldogs fans.

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The Opening Finals

DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell continues to deliver delicious nuggets from The Opening Finals 2018 in Frisco, Texas. The event showcases some of the nation’s top prospects. If you’re not following Sentell’s dispatches from the Lone Star State, you’re doing life wrong.

Below is a bit from Sentell on Georgia commit Jadon Haselwood’s choice to get away in June.

It wasn’t just hearing what Auburn has to say. Again.

Those trips sound like they were made for more than just his recruiting. Haselwood’s example is that not everything an elite prospect does should be directly associated with his recruiting.

“I really just do it to get away,” Haselwood said, right before opening up this week to talk about those most trying time of his life.

Keep an eye out for more good stuff from Sentell’s experience in Texas in the coming days.

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