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That just seems crazy to me. That's a big advantage IMO.
They also had a about 1/3 of their roster open. That defense got gutted.
And will be better if you ask them.
What is even more crazy is the SEC knows this loophole is there and yet does nothing....25 per year is a bunch of BS with this loophole there......I could see some type of modification if you lose so many to the NFL but not on a yearly basis....
They only brought in about 15 or so last year.
They could count a lot of those back.
Seriously...their fans are nuts. They will get torched by Clemson and by us to open the year.
Then that would be their problem for not taking 25....If the rule is 25 per year then that is the rule but there is a loophole for early players etc. etc......Don't blame UGA for doing it but rather point the blame at the SEC for allowing to happen....
You can only enroll 25 kids in one calendar year.
They have 13 ALREADY enrolled and 16 signing in 2 weeks that is 29 and COUNTING because they are still recruiting....
Couldn't care less what those leghumpers do. Their defense will get torched 9/7/13
This is the same crowd that cried foul when we would sign 28 or 29 and made our coaches out to be villains if a player transferred out. They are clowns.
If there were ever a time to wish for a stadium collapse, that would be it.
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Some count back to last year. They can bring in 25 this coming august.
Then that is what a CPA would call a LOOPHOLE.....25 in a years time frame would mean just that 25 and NOT counting back to last year or early enroll etc....We take advantage of this as well but again saying 25 is crazy because of this loophole...
It's not a loophole.
That rule has been that way for ever, at least since the 70's.
It's the actual limiting of signing of 25 LOI's that went into affect, a couple of years ago.
At its spring meetings in June 2011 in Destin, Fla., the SEC made headlines by adopting a hotly debated annual football signing cap of 25 prospects. Coaches were generally against the legislation, but school presidents were for it to address oversigning in football.
While the initial response was that it was a landmark move, that view overlooked the fine print of the legislation.
This was to be a soft cap of 25 and not a hard cap. So there was a loophole in schools’ ability to “backcount” prospects to a previous class if that prospect enrolled early in college.
Linebacker Ryne Rankin has already arrived at UGA to participate in on-campus bowl practices.
“It depends on what an institution has available,” said SEC associate commissioner Greg Sankey when asked at the time which year an early enrolling signee would count against. Basically, a school would have the ability to count a mid-year enrollee against the previous class or the upcoming one depending on the spots available and which worked best.
So in Georgia's case, the vast increase in early enrollees this year was by design. The Bulldogs had only 19 signees in its 2012 class. Two failed to qualify academically (each is still expected to be among early enrollees this time and will count in original spots if so), while three others enrolled early. Two of those early enrollees were able to backcount to the previous year, leaving the actual total -- for now -- counting in the 2012 class at 15 players.
Under the limit, Georgia still had the space to backcount 10 early enrollees from its 2013 class to 2012, according to head coach Mark Richt, and then add a full 2013 class to build depth on a depleted 85-man roster.
“We can have as many as 10 mid-year enrollees and count them back to last year’s class,” Richt said, “which allows you to sign forward still in this year’s class with 25. We can get into the 30, 35-range possibly.”
The Bulldogs’ staff has been recruiting with that in mind, currently sitting on 30 commitments with more in the works heading into National Signing Day.
In efforts to reach 10 early enrollees, Georgia will likely wind up with much more in January, 10 of whom will backcount and the remainder counting toward 2013. One of the early enrollees, Orlando, Fla., linebacker Ryne Rankin, is already on campus and participating in bowl practices.
“We don’t necessarily push it real hard,” Richt said of the practice of enrolling early. “If there’s ever a year we pushed it, it was this year, because we were trying to get to 10. That was an important thing for this year’s class.”
Other SEC schools face similar situations, and early enrollees offer flexibility, which leads to phone calls like the one Herron received.
UGA tight end Arthur Lynch on early enrollment: "“I think my career would have taken off a little bit faster had I done it. That being said, everything’s worked out now, and I’m glad I didn’t."
Under the current limitations, a prospect’s recruiting value is increased by his ability to leave high school early and enroll in college. Basically, it can become a way to separate himself from others at his position.
“What a lot of people don’t realize,” Shurburtt said, “and I think part of it is because of the star system and what goes on in people’s minds about player grades and ratings, is that a lot of players are very, very similar. You can line up across the country or even across your recruiting footprint five guys that basically if you got any of the five to fill a need, you’d be happy. … It’s not that big of a deal to go from your second target to your fourth. So I think sometimes when you’re making that determination as far as who gets that spot, if you’ve got a kid that can enroll early, maybe you can take another player and get can get him coached to be able to contribute the next year, I think that’s a bonus.”
Given the signing limit imposed by the SEC and response of coaches, is that the sole reason for the uptick in early enrollment?
Shurburtt doesn’t think so, saying that, “I don’t know so much that it is college coaches that put the pressure on the kids. I think it’s more the kids. They see other recruits doing it, so they want to go do it and think it’s the right thing to do.”
“A lot of guys, they just don’t want to be around that last semester,” Richt said. “They’re ready to go. They want to learn. They want to compete. They want to have a chance to play. They’re just excited about the next phase of life, and they want to get a head start academically, in the weight room, in the football aspect of it.”
Behind the scenes, Richt has actually indicated that he’s not always a fan of the practice despite the assistance it grants his program this year.
“Coach Richt, I’m remember him saying, ‘I want these kids to finish high school, but some of these kids think they have to do it,’” UGA junior tight end Arthur Lynch said. “I wasn’t ready for college my spring semester of senior year, and I’m glad I didn’t jump into it. … But it seems that’s the case, and a lot of kids feel like they have to gain whatever edge they can. And I think they might be right, which is kind of sad.
“But it’s the competitive nature of it.”
The writer calls it a loophole for uga, calls it "over signing" if it's us.
Call it whatever you want, but early enrollees is advantageous.....spring ball in addition to fall ball.
Ealry enrollees do not count towards the 25 for NSD.
Can't say it enough......I really dislike UGA, UF and Klem.
They don't count towards the 25 LOI limit.
You can only enroll 25 max in a given period, with a certain number of early enrollees(10) being able to count back to the previous recruiting cycle.
No more than 25 in a given cycle, can enroll.
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The way they figure it out is irrelevent. 85 is the only number that really matters.
So they have a lot of freshman? Good.
I agree but if the State of Georgia is low on talent during a given year then UGA can play with the numbers to get recruits in the following year when there might be a boat load of talent.....All they need to do is get enough to early enroll
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