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How does UGA compare with the rest of the SEC in 2016 commitments?

Coach Mark Richt and UGA are above the SEC average with its 2016 recruiting class so far

Do stars matter? Not in every case. Examples like JUCO product Aaron Rodgers, 2-star 2-star J.J. Watt or 2-star Russell Wilson are out there. That said, the services did nail 5-star projections like Nick Chubb, Vernon Hargreaves III, A.J. Green and Julio Jones, too.

The better topic is how do SEC schools reel in those stars compared to their league rivals. That’s a different measure of the aptitude of the recruiting machines at each school. High school practices are starting up and its a good time for a heat check to see how UGA’s recruiting for the Class of 2016 stacks up compared to its league brothers.

We’ll track just a few things: 1) Number of commitments; 2) Number of 5-star recruits; 3) Number of 4-star recruits; 4) Number of 3-star recruits. We’ll use the 247sports composite as a baseline of ratings across all the major recruiting services as our guidepost.

Short. Simple. That’s it.

Commitments (all)

  • Kentucky (22)
  • Florida (20)
  • Alabama (19)
  • Ole Miss (19)
  • LSU (19)
  • Mississippi State (16)
  • Tennessee (15)
  • UGA (15)
  • South Carolina (15)
  • Arkansas (13)
  • Missouri (13)
  • Texas A&M (13)
  • Auburn (12)
  • Vanderbilt (10)

5-star commitments (All)

  • LSU (3)
  • UGA (2)
  • Ole Miss (1)

4-star commitments (All)

  • Alabama (11)
  • LSU (10)
  • Ole Miss (7)
  • Tennessee (6)
  • Auburn (5)
  • South Carolina (5)
  • UGA (4)
  • Arkansas (3)
  • Florida (3)
  • Texas A&M (2)
  • Kentucky (2)
  • Missouri (1)
  • Vanderbilt (0)

3-star commitments (All)

  • Kentucky (20)
  • Florida (17)
  • Mississippi State (16)
  • Ole Miss (11)
  • Missouri (11)
  • Texas A&M (11)
  • LSU (10)
  • Arkansas (9)
  • Tennessee (9)
  • UGA (9)
  • Vanderbilt (9)
  • Alabama (8)
  • South Carolina (8)

 

Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.

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