Georgia could wind up with the top recruiting class in the country for the first time in its history if it manages to sign the remaining top players it is pursuing.
But that’s a pretty big if.
Four high-level recruits will likely determine if the Bulldogs, who trail only Michigan and Texas A&M in Fox Sports NEXT’s national recruiting rankings, will take the top spot this February.
The key to the class will be if Georgia can sign Norcross running back Alvin Kamara, Dooly County defensive lineman Montravius Adams, Lake City (Fla.) offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and Auburn (Ala.) linebacker Reuben Foster.
Foster (6-foot-1, 240 pounds), the No. 2 overall player in the country, made news Friday when he told Fox Sports NEXT that he was no longer committed to Auburn, ending a commitment to the Tigers that began in July.
“Recruiting is all about relationships, and the person (Auburn assistant coach Trooper Taylor) I built the relationship with (at Auburn) is no longer there,” Foster said.
Foster has flirted heavily with Mark Richt and the Bulldogs for the last three years. An Alabama native, Foster committed to the Crimson Tide before reneging on that commitment and picking the Tigers in a late summer ceremony at Auburn High School. But Auburn’s firing of Gene Chizik forced Foster to reconsider his decision.
Foster could make the biggest impact on the field in 2013 should he sign with the Bulldogs. But he is not alone in his potential at the next level. Foster, Tunsil (6-6, 295) and Adams (6-3, 285) are considered five-star prospects by Fox Sports NEXT, while Kamara (5-10, 191) is considered a four-star prospect.
Coaches are flocking to see Kamara play during Norcross’ run in the GHSA Class AAAAAA state playoffs. Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and running backs coach Bryan McClendon and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart were all on hand to see Kamara account for more than 200 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns during the Blue Devils’ 41-27 semifinal victory Friday night.
The fight for both Kamara and Tunsil, who is rated the No. 4 overall player in the country by Fox Sports NEXT, will likely come down to Georgia and Alabama. Adams, who has led Dooly County to the Class A public school state final, is expected to pick between Georgia and Clemson. Foster said Friday he will likely visit Miami, Washington and Georgia.
Feb. 6 is national signing day, the first day the NCAA-permitted signing period for high school football players.