Thompson wants top talent around him

Trenton Thompson is proud to be part of the Georgia class of 2015, but he still wants to add more big names to the list...

Georgia is currently sitting No. 2 in Scout's Team Rankings just two points behind Alabama.

The Dawgs have a shot to finish at the top and defensive tackle Trenton Thompson would be big part of that ranking.

His class is loaded with talent, but he knows one class does not win a championship on the football field.

"I would love for Georgia to finish with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country this year," said Thompson. "That would be great, but it will take more than one class to win it all. There is already some young talent there and we will have to recruit great again next year too.

"Winning a championship doesn't just happen -- it takes time. I think Georgia is very close and I want to help any way I can to make it happen soon."

Thompson is proud to be a Bulldog and he wants others to join him in Athens, Ga.

"I am pretty active in recruiting because I want great guys around me at Georgia. I want to make the program a national champion. We are close at Georgia now, but I really want to help Georgia win it all when I get there.

"I am really working on Roquan Smith -- he is a guy I really want to play with at Georgia. Roquan is a Georgia boy and he needs to stay home.

"I really want Donte Jackson too. I know he is a Louisiana guy and he is one that could be hard to get, but he is another one I talk to as much as possible.

"There are other guys out there and I just want to do what I can to help Georgia get them all."

The 6-foot-3, 298 pound five-star defensive tackle out of Albany (Ga.) Westover feels it is very important for those that currently live in Georgia to go to school in Georgia.

He feels it can really help them after football.

"When I talk to recruits, I tell the ones from the home-state that it is important to stay home to play for the school that can help you now and later in life," said Thompson. "UGA is a school with connections and the people there know you and the people there care about you. If you are in Georgia, you need to go to UGA."

Yes, Nick Saban was in Thompson's home -- UGA fans, do not worry about that.

The No. 6 prospect in America will be between the hedges playing football for the Georgia Bulldogs. His heart is already there.

"It is home for me at UGA. I feel like I am part of the family at Georgia already. Since I got the offer from Mark Richt in his office a while ago, I have felt like I belonged there.

"I am going to go to Georgia to work hard, be tough mentally, and do whatever it takes to win.

"Playing for Georgia excites me a lot. I will be the first in my family at college, I will be playing for me home-state school, and I will be making those around me proud.

"I cannot wait to get there."

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