Being a top college football program brings in a lot of money for your athletic department. However, it also costs a lot to keep your team at the top of the totem pole.

For example, Georgia spent by far the most money on recruiting during the 2018 cycle, according to financial documents obtained by Stadium.

Per that report, the Bulldogs spent $2,626,622 on football-specific recruiting during the 2018 fiscal year. The second-highest spender was Texas, which clocked in at $1,823,307 to land the No. 3 overall recruiting class.

Clearly, it worked for Georgia, as the Dawgs landed the top class in the 2018 cycle. However, now it’s up to coach Kirby Smart to develop those players into a championship-caliber team.

Georgia currently has the No. 5 class in the 2019 cycle, but we don’t know at this moment how much money the Dawgs have spent on recruiting so far.