Georgia football's Sanford Stadium was lit up for recruits on Friday night.
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Sanford Stadium lights up red, Georgia revved up for recruiting visits

Georgia coach Kirby Smart is back in the saddle again, showcasing a budding football powerhouse featuring the people who run it and stand behind it, along with the new amenities that enhance the “G” brand.

A few clicks through social media offer all the evidence anyone needs that the Bulldogs are building momentum off their three-straight Top 10 finishes and record-breaking NFL draft classes.

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Sanford Stadium was glowing into Friday night, as showcased by scores of posts from young and old, harkening memories of the red-lights debut in Georgia’s 23-17 win over Notre Dame on Sept. 21, 2019.

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Of course, it’s what’s inside the stadium that counts most, and Georgia had a guest list that would make most rivals turn an even brighter shade of red with envy.

The new NIL legislation will kick in on July 1, and few programs get the sort of exposure and publicity that Georgia football comes by through its success and geographical location.

Atlanta recently ranked as the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the nation with many of the 5.9 million converging from all SEC territories making college football king.

There’s a long way to go until the February signing day, but for some of the blue-chippers than plan on early enrollment, it’s a time to get busy before their high school activities begin to gear up.

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Georgia, already, has 12 commits in the 2022 signing class and ranks No. 1 among all teams, per the 247Sports composite.

There’s sure to be more news of commits, as well as offers and players pairing down lists, Georgia appearing on more than its fair share.