ATHENS – Caleb King's departure in the middle of July 2011 nearly puts an end to one of the most what-could-have-been classes in Georgia Bulldog history.
Not all recruiting classes in the state of Georgia are created equal. There are only so many years a program like Georgia can put together a so-called "Dream Team". Sure, the state always has talent, but there are times when it is oozing skill – 2011 was a year like that… so was 2007.
But unlike 2011, Georgia's recruiting efforts failed miserably in 2007. Most observers didn't notice it as it was masked by the success of the next two seasons, which included 21 wins. But, like investing for retirement there is a lag in time before you see results.