It's been a really, really good couple of weeks for Georgia on the recruiting trail. The Bulldog coaches have shored up the depth chart at positions of strength, added top targets at positions of need, and gotten additional assurance that they're in it forsome of the biggest prospects in the country.
But perhaps the biggest news of the past week is that the biggest prospect in the state of Georgia will be ending his recruitment tomorrow. Albany (Westover) defensive tackle Trenton Thompson was offered by the Bulldogs as a sophomore, and has been recruited to Athens by two different defensive line coaches working under two different defensive coordinators.
The smart money has him now in fact ending up in Athens. 247Sports' "crystal ball" board, an aggregation of recruiting predictions from analysts (whether qualified and in the know or simply guessing from behind a keyboard) has 60 predictions for Thompson, all of which have him coming to the Classic City. While it's possible he'll end up somewhere else, it would be a very big surprise. Thompson has spent tons of time in Athens over the past couple of years, built close relationships with Bulldog players and coaches, and seems to already be a member of the team.
Other schools will continue to recruit the standout defensive tackle who SB Nation's Bud Elliott thinks may have more upside than any other in the country. But the odds are pretty good that he will be one of the key pieces of a 2015 Bulldog signing class that has the potential to be one of the top 5 in the nation.* Until later . . .
*Which raises another big question: would Thompson's commitment help build momentum with other top recruits, including star defensive end Josh Sweat? How about offensive lineman and USC commit Chuma Edoga? It's something to ponder.