ATHENS, Ga. – Is there such a thing as too many quality quarterbacks? Georgia is about to find out.
Kirby Smart says Georgia's march to the College Football Playoff provided recruiting momentum that helped his staff sign 17 players, including highly rated quarterback Justin Fields and running back Zamir White, on the first day of the early signing period.
Smart and the Bulldogs made the college football playoffs with true freshman Jake Fromm under center. On Wednesday the rich got richer. Fields is the No. 2 ranked player in the nation.
Fields, White, offensive linemen Jamaree Salyer and Cade Mays and outside linebacker Adam Anderson earned five-star ratings from 247 Sports.
Georgia will play Oklahoma in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl for a spot in the national championship game. Smart said Wednesday the season created a "tidal wave effect" in recruiting.
Salyer, from Atlanta's Pace Academy, and another Georgia signee, Trey Hill from Warner Robins, Georgia, are rated by Rivals.com as the nation's top two offensive guards.
White, from Laurinburg, North Carolina, will enroll early. He is recovering from a knee injury and won't participate in spring practice.