Georgia football continues strong run of defensive back recruiting, even amidst constant turnover

Earlier in the spring, Georgia coach Kirby Smart aired some of his frustration about the Georgia defensive backfield. It had nothing to do with the talent in the room, but just the actual number of available players.

Consider that Georgia had just four scholarship cornerbacks available for spring practice. When Kamari Lassiter missed the spring game with a stomach bug, it forced Georgia to move starting star William Poole into the cornerback spot.

“We have never in seven years been this thin. Ever been this thin,” Smart said. “You can point a finger and blame anywhere you want, but it’s the life of a college football coach now. You don’t have depth. You don’t have it anywhere. It’s easy to leave and go places. Those guys are a little higher maintenance in terms of thinking of themselves.

“They expect to play right away and go. It’s certainly a position of concern for us in terms of recruiting and development as a skill position.”


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