Kirby Smart developed and ultimately delivered on recruiting momentum with a slew of high-profile signings as Georgia went to the top of many recruiting rankings on Early Signing Day on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs pulled in six 5-star prospects, including three of the top 10 prospects in the country, and three more in the top 25.

Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network took notice of what Georgia did in recruiting, and said it’s the first time an SEC team has developed into a “major threat” to Alabama. That gave Georgia the No. 2 class in the country behind Ohio State by mid-afternoon.

Georgia not only did it with established skill players long committed like quarterback Justin Fields and running back Zamir White, but uncommitted linemen who decommitted from other schools, or hadn’t announced their leaning until Wednesday. That included the likes of Cade Mays, Brenton Cox and Jamaree Salyer.

For its part, Alabama still had the fifth-ranked class, according to the 247 Sports Composite, by mid-afternoon, but the Crimson Tide counted just one 5-star, defensive end Eyabi Anoma.