How important is football (and recruiting) in the state of Georgia? Georgia’s governor just signed the state’s name, image, and likeness bill while inside Georgia’s football recruiting lounge.

If that doesn’t say SEC, nothing does.

Brian Kemp wasn’t going to let a recruiting advantage pass up Kirby Smart’s program. Who knows, doing so may have cost the governor his job as Alabama and Florida are set to pass laws of their own in the coming weeks.

Like the others that are presently on the books across the nation, Georgia’s bill is set to become law on July 1.

As if signing the bill in Georgia’s recruiting lounge wasn’t enough, Kemp noted he believed this move would help the Bulldogs win a national title on the field.

After signing the bill, Kemp even took to social media to support athletes to capitalize on the bill come July 1.