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Day one of the early signing period has come to a close and the Georgia Bulldogs are already countering mishaps. Georgia fans had been in a frenzy over the prospect that 5-star Dylan Raiola would sign with the Bulldogs after his commitment to the program earlier this year in May. But the wild flip left many Dawgs fans devastated. 

HC Kirby Smart, however, isn’t going to let things end on that dismal note for the Bulldogs. Despite Raiola’s flip to the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a handful of the Bulldogs players entering the transfer portal, Georgia takes the spotlight on the 247 Sports ranking. Guess what? The Bulldogs top the day one of the early signing period. 

Georgia ranks No. 1 on the Top 10 2024 recruiting classes

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Kirby Smart isn’t lagging in his recruitment. In a recent Twitter post by 247 Sports, Georgia secured the top spot on the “Top 10 2024 Recruiting Classes after Day one of the early signing period” with 315.22 points. As of this writing, the Bulldogs were followed by Alabama and Ohio State with 300.75 and 288.81 points, respectively. 

The 2023 season saw several players leaving Georgia to enter the transfer portal, with the latest being linebacker Darris Smith who recently declared his intention to join the Missouri Tigers. But as far as recruitment goes, Georgia has a reason to boast. The Dawgs have secured 28 commits for the 2024 season, including four 5-star players, 20 4-star recruits, and four 3-star players. 

Georgia recruitment success sparks hopes for the 2024 season

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With Dylan Raiola leaving the Bulldogs, Georgia’s total decommitted number of players comes up to 7, which include 4-star recruits, WR Ny Carr and TE Landen Thomas. But there’s another good news for the Bulldogs fans. Aside from securing the highest number of commits, Georgia also just signed their first transfer player. 

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A No. 1 WR transfer from the Vanderbilt Commodores, London Humphreys is the first and only transfer to Georgia. The 6’3 star WR finished the 2023 season with 22 passes for 439 yards and four TDs. Recruitment-wise, things are looking bright for Georgia. 

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The Bulldogs may have lost their chance to compete for the national championship title this season after losing to Alabama. But fans are hopeful that the committed players could become game-changers in the next season. Would this recruitment hype carry itself to the 2024 season when they hit the field as a team?

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