With the month-long recruiting dead period commencing this past Monday, UGA head coach Mark Richt and his staff can take a bit of a breather as they prepare their team for their upcoming Belk Bowl matchup against Louisville.

From a recruiting standpoint, the 2015 cycle has been a great success for the Georgia Bulldogs. They already have 25 commits in the class, giving them the No. 3 ranked recruiting class behind Alabama and Florida State, according to 247 sports.

The class is headlined by five-star defensive tackle Trent Thompson, who is considered a top-five prospect nationally. He is the No. 1 recruit in the state of Georgia, and fortunately for the Bulldogs, Thompson is now recruiting others to join him in Athens next year.

Let’s take a look at Georgia’s recruiting grades so far.

Offense: A- (10 total commits)

The offensive commits are led by five-star athlete Terry Godwin. One of Georgia’s biggest targets in this class, Godwin possesses elite speed and has decided to play wide receiver for the Bulldogs. However, he’s versatile enough that he could see some playing time at defensive back and returner.

Offensive line and wide receiver are the two areas Georgia needed depth at and that’s where the coaches have focused a lot of their efforts. So far, out of Georgia’s 10 offensive commits, all but one is a receiver or offensive lineman. UGA could take a bit of a hit though in regard to its wide receivers. Four-star Van Jefferson is committed to the ‘Dawgs, but is said to still be ultimately deciding between Georgia and Ole Miss.

Defense: A+ (15 total commits)

Unsurprisingly, the addition of Jeremy Pruitt to the coaching staff has led to an influx of highly-touted defensive talent into Georgia’s recruiting class.

As mentioned before, five-star DT Trent Thompson is the crown jewel of Georgia’s 2015 recruiting class. With a lack of depth along the interior defensive line and the ‘Dawgs inconsistency in stopping the run this year, Thompson is a prime candidate for early playing time.

Behind Thompson, defensive ends Jonathan Ledbetter and Natrez Patrick — both four-star recruits — should be exciting to watch in Athens for the next few seasons. Both players will get an early jump on acclimating to the college lifestyle as they are both slated to be early enrollees in January.

The future looks bright on defense for the Bulldogs.

Recruiting needs

In the SEC, you can never have too many players along the interior portions of the defensive line. Georgia already has Trent Thompson and other defensive line commits, but adding another interior defensive lineman can’t hurt.

Defensive back and wide receiver are the other two pressing needs for the Bulldogs. Georgia didn’t get much production out of its receivers this season, but with Chris Conley, Jonathon Rumph and Michael Bennett slated to leave, there will be plenty of spots available on the depth chart in 2015.

As for potential future commits, keep an eye on four-star linebacker Roquan Smith. He’s a Georgia lean at this point.