sorry if this is a repeat of a previous post, but recruiting is a year round deal (thank you SOC).
Years like the next two for UGA will be both exciting and a little depressing. Exciting because of the stud players, especially offensive linemen, coming out of our high schools. Depressing because we can only sign maybe 4-5 of them and so many of them, the great majority of them, will go to play with all of our enemies. Many of them will be a thorn in our side for our enemies. that stings.
I once saw this articulated and empirically proven, so I’ll repeat it here for all of us to ingest once again.
If you sign 21 kids in a year, here is what will happen to them. It basically NEVER fails to work out this way (and it doesn’t matter what school you pull for either).
7 become starters and impact players
7 become backups and key special teamers
7 get hurt permanently, flunk out, get kicked out because of drugs or something else, get into legal trouble, get tired of football, just get burned out or get into issues with our coaches. these guys also leave the program.
If you’re at Bama, the last category is even more inflated because of the “culling of the lumber” principles that Saban employs.
This is the reality though, and we cannot really change it. Go back and research the previous 10 classes, and you’ll find that it averages out this way regardless the record of the team or anything else. It’s just the nature of the beast.
So, when you see that in 2015 a ton, maybe as many as 17-20 offensive linemen from this state, sign with big time programs and we only get 4-5 of them, don’t despair. Don’t get mad. Don’t get frustrated. Just be glad we can get who we get.
When you live in a state like Georgia, Florida or Texas, you simply cannot get every stud player to come to your school. The numbers are simply overwhelming.