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Georgia scores big on recruiting trail

1/21/2011

There's no changing Georgia's 6-7 record this season, but picking up players the caliber of the ones the Bulldogs landed Thursday is a good start in putting that record behind them for good.

Georgia scored commitments from two of the top 10 prospects in state and beat Alabama to get both players -- tight end Jay Rome and receiver Malcolm Mitchell, teammates from Valdosta, Ga. Both are ESPNU 150 prospects. Rome is rated No. 18 overall and Mitchell No. 45 overall.

Georgia coach Mark Richt, who could use some momentum himself going into next season, has talked openly about assembling a "Dream Team" this year of the top players in Georgia.

Getting Rome and Mitchell certainly helps, but the key cog is running back Isaiah Crowell of Columbus, Ga. Crowell, the No. 1-rated running back prospect in the country, is scheduled to visit Georgia this weekend. Defensive end Ray Drew of Thomasville, Ga., would also go a long way toward making this class a "Dream Team." He's the country's No. 2-rated defensive end prospect.