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Georgia picks up four big-time recruits at annual Dawg Night, catapults class ranking


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Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt shown on the field during the Georgia Spring Day Game at Sanford Stadium. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt is reeling in an excellent 2014 recruiting class. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

This was exactly how the Georgia coaching staff drew it up. No, the program’s annual Dawg Night is not technically about drawing up X’s and O’s on a chalkboard, but it certainly is about winning games.

After the weekend, the future is looking bright in Athens thanks to the commitments of four excellent, new members of the Bulldogs’ 2014 recruiting class. Headlined by four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, the weekend bumped the Dawgs’ current crop from 11 to 15 commitments and from No. 13 all the way up to No. 3 in the latest 247Sports Composite Rankings. Coach Mark Richt’s squad currently sits behind only Alabama and Florida State.

At 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds, Wynn is the No. 11-ranked guard in the nation and the No. 139-overall prospect at any position. But like we said, he wasn’t the only star recruit to verbally commit to Georgia over the past few days.

Another offensive linemen, Dyshon Sims, is one of the best high school players in the state of Georgia right now. At 6-foot-4 and 278 pounds, he obviously has the size, and his skill makes him a consensus four-star recruit like Wynn.

Defensive back is an area of need moving forward in Athens, but the program may have found a big plug in that hole with another four-star commitment from Kendall Gant. Another steal out of the state of Florida, Gant chose the Dawgs over Alabama, Florida, Florida State and others. He is the No. 31-ranked safety nationally.

Finally, wide receiver Shakenneth Willams is a three-star guy out of Macon, Ga.; he was not as highly rated as the others, but runs a solid 4.5-second 40-yard dash with a frame that measures in at nearly 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds.

After slightly disappointing with its 2013 recruiting haul, Georgia is off to a scalding start to the 2014 cycle. The Dawgs have built some real momentum after an excellent Dawg Night. Everyone knows the Athens game day experience is second-to-none. If it can impress some of the remaining elite recruits during in-season official visits, the sky is the limit for this class.

[H/T: SB Nation]

MORE RECRUITING: QB recruit Jacob Park explains why he chose Georgia

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