It was looking like Florida was going to finally close the gap and catch Georgia. The Bulldogs were vulnerable after all of their turnover (both players and coaches) and Florida looked like they were in for a big signing day. Unfortunately for the Gators, it looks like Georgia continues to have the edge.
Burying Their Rival
Georgia finished signing day with the number one class for the seond time in three years. They pulled in four players that were rated as five stars on 247 Sports and 11 players rated in the top 100. Georgia had themselves a day.
While Florida also finished with a top 10 class, it felt like they lost the day. They lost out on S Avantae Williams to Miami and failed to flip a few players they were in prime position for. Losing Williams stung the most considering the Gators had a major need walk away.
Some Hope For Florida
While Georgia stockpiles talent and Florida tries to keep up, there is one saving grace for Florida. Dan Mullen is a better in-game coach. Kirby Smart is clearly a great defensive mind and a highly talented recruiter. However, Georgia has really flopped in the brightest of lights. Looking at Smart’s tenure shows a few late game collapses and close class. This could be the deciding factor.
Georgia has plenty of positive additions to address their turnover. On paper the Bulldogs looked like they won’t miss a beat but we haven’t been able to see how they mesh. Jamie Newman has come in with all the hype but questions still loom about playing against the best in the country. Dan Mullen has quite the record of developing quarterbacks and could get the most out of Kyle Trask.
We are also talking about a team that has averaged the 10th rated class over the last four years. This roster is talented and Mullen has proven himself as a coach.