If Georgia Bulldogs fans are wise, they’ll petition Governor Nathan Deal to issue a decree to ban Auburn’s coaching staff from the Peach State.
The recent trend has been ridiculous. Since Feb. 22, Auburn has landed six commitments from Georgia and has seven overall from the state. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the reason the Tigers now have the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation (as of Sunday) is because they are raiding Georgia as well as anybody has. Seven of Auburn’s 12 commitments are from Georgia.
Only one of Auburn’s current commits is from Alabama.
This weekend, it was the pickup of national top 200 safety Jordan Colbert that hurt Bulldogs fans. Keep in mind, Georgia is a talent-rich state and the Bulldogs can’t keep every single stud player home. They only need around 25 recruits a year and there are hundreds of talented players in the Peach State. But still, this is a disturbing trend. Let’s face it, Auburn beat Georgia on a hope-and-a-prayer Hail Mary pass last year, but when it comes to recruiting so far …. the Tigers haven’t needed a Hail Mary, if you catch my drift.
The Colbert pickup is probably the most damaging to Georgia. They really wanted him. Tyler Queen, the lone QB commit to Auburn, is out of Kennesaw (Ga.). The four-star signal caller is grinning from ear to ear.
“I know, we’re on a roll,” Queen told Saturday Down South after Colbert came aboard. “They build great relationships with the players, and that’s what makes that coaching staff so special.”
Earlier this week, it was four-star offensive lineman Kaleb Kim committing to the Tigers over the Bulldogs, while OL Bailey Sharp, LB Montavious Atkinson and former Ole Miss commit Marquel Harrell have all come on board with Auburn in recent weeks and all are Peach State natives.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.