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Georgia Finishes Number One, Only Two SEC Teams In The Top Ten

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It is not very often a pupil of Nick Saban beats him anywhere, whether it be on or off the field. But for Kirby Smart, he is reportedly the first to do so on any playing field as Georgia finished as the number one class in the nation, snapping Alabama’s streak at seven. Several key reasons was flipping high profile players which was reportedly three and brought Alabama down to seventh, which is said to be their lowest rank since Saban took over in 2007. Georgia edged out Ohio State who led before the day began.

The biggest accomplishments for Georgia is signing a whopping seven 5-star recruits, most likely the biggest one is dual-threat quarterback Justin Fields, who was the number two overall player in the nation. Out of the 26 players either signed or already enrolled, 15 of those come from the state of Georgia, which is a huge factor for the Bulldogs not moving around the country too much. The only biggest out of state signee is running back Zamir White out of North Carolina, ninth overall in the nation.

While four 5-stars were already enrolled, Smart grabbed three more who were all in the top 18, which include offensive guard Jamaree Salyer, who already signed on December 20 and was 10th overall and was the number one guard in the country. Cornerback Tyson Campbell was the last 5-star to sign as he announced his decision live. Georgia also signed 15 4-stars and only four 3-stars bringing Smart’s total to 26 while Alabama only brought in 19 and two 5-stars.

Out of the top 10 2018 players, five of them committed to either Georgia or Alabama, which proves hugh in the SEC and in both conferences. Alabama’s top signee is wide defensive end Eyabi Anoma (fourth overall) and by a huge upset got cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. (sixth overall), when it was believed he was headed to LSU. White and Salyer rounded out the top ten. While Auburn did hover around the top ten, Georgia and Alabama made the biggest moves. Auburn was never mentioned.

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