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clemsonbru
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The rich are getting richer .
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Per 247Sports, 19-of-30 five-star prospects in the 2020 class signed with one of Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State or LSU.
This stat is remarkable, if not necessarily surprising. Perhaps an even more eye-opening number, nearly half of the top 100 prospects on 247Sports -- 47 of 'em -- ended up with one of the five above programs. As four-star QB Carson Beck (who signed with Georgia) put it, we're dealing with an "arms race" at the top. The unfortunate offshoot of this is that the ultimate Playoff field each fall is limited to just a handful of potential combatants. The talent gap just continues to widen.

SOURCE: 247Sports





Looks like the status quo at the top is not changing anytime soon .


Salmon
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re: The rich are getting richer .
which honestly isn't very good for the sport

but I guess as long as LSU is in there I'm happy


TheFlyingTiger
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re: The rich are getting richer .
the real question is how TF does kirby pull that much talent


clemsonbru
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re: The rich are getting richer .
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which honestly isn't very good for the sport



Agreed


baobabtiger
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re: The rich are getting richer .
He’s in a hotbed of recruiting. Within 5-6 hours of Athens is a majority of the nations top players.


PenguinPubes
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re: The rich are getting richer .
Kirby learned from the best! Dodge chargers for everyone!


panzer
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re: The rich are getting richer .
It has always been this way they just didn’t have the metrics to show for it.

Tennessee went down Georgia went up
LSU went up when UA was down and we have been able to get back up. Put AU and LSU against BAMA and you have the see saw of the west.
If TAM goes up it means that OU and UT will go down. There is only room for 5-6 elite teams and 10 near elite teams.



ApexTiger
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re: The rich are getting richer .
Yet the superbowl had 18 starters who were 2 star or unranked players coming out of HS.



tigerpimpbot
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re: The rich are getting richer .
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Kirby learned from the best! Dodge chargers for everyone!


There is something Ole Missy about his haul.


Jugular Joe
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re: The rich are getting richer .
Kirby is the best recruiter in the nation.

Then follow that up with Saban, Dabo and Coach O.



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The Pirate King
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re: The rich are getting richer .
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He’s in a hotbed of recruiting. Within 5-6 hours of Athens is a majority of the nations top players.


Proximity only gets you so far.


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FightinTiga
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re: The rich are getting richer .
UGA has to be the most underachieving program in the history of CFB


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tiger perry
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re: The rich are getting richer .
Agreed. UGA sits strategically located to many of the nations top recruits. It is mind boggling that they don’t have national titles by now with that talented a roster


Will2nd
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re: The rich are getting richer .
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which honestly isn't very good for the sport


The sport is designed to come down to the top 4 teams playing for it all. In that respect, it works as designed. I certainly enjoyed the sport this season.


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Aussietigerfan
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re: The rich are getting richer .
The funny thing is the 2017 class that finished 7th many would have whinged about, but that is the most impactful class I’ve seen. (The same year the HC was fired).
Delpit, Stevens, chaisson, Deculus, Shevlin, Phillips, Vincent, Ingram, Charles, CEH, Queen, Jefferson and more.
We all thought losing Akers, Marvin Wilson, Moses was the end of the world. But Coach O built arguably the best team ever from that recruiting class. One recruit isn’t going to change the world, coach O knows what his doing.


thunderbird1100
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re: The rich are getting richer .
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which honestly isn't very good for the sport



This is why I hesitate to open up paying players openly for any reason, it's going to be the same schools willing to get the top players "paid" whatever it takes and the lesser schools not willing to match which could excerbate this.

I get the players feeling slighted not getting a piece of the pie as athletic departments and coaches get rich, but man, could make the sport so unbalanced to the point we basically have to create new divisions because the mid-majors and smaller P5's have no way to compete really with that and suffer even further as a result.
This post was edited on 2/7 at 8:24 am


GeauxTigers247
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re: The rich are getting richer .
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He’s in a hotbed of recruiting. Within 5-6 hours of Athens is a majority of the nations top players.



They've expanded outside of that too. Their top recruit in the class is from Arizona.
Below is a break down of their class's recruits by state.

Georgia (8)
Florida (5)
Louisiana (3)
Texas (3)
California (2)
Arizona (1)
District Of Columbia (1)
Nevada (1)
New Jersey (1)


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spslayto
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Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State or LSU.


It'd be awesome if Ohio State, Clemson, and Oklahoma had to battle conference foes who were also talented.


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dagrippa
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re: The rich are getting richer .
the Pac-12 sucking isnt good


mikeytig
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re: The rich are getting richer .
Georgia haul is insane.

But remember - Kirby is their coach.


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