Dent a Dawg: Georgia's recruitng rankings

ATHENS – Georgia has added another commitment to their nearly-full and highly-ranked Class of 2006.

Douglass High School's Akeem Dent, who visited Georgia this past weekend, became Georgia's 24th commitment (Ronnie Tyler's status as a commit seems up in the air, but has him listed as a Bulldog verbal). ranks Georgia as the second-best class in the country.

The Bulldogs were ranked behind Texas, who leads the nation with 2,552 total points; Georgia had 2,227 total points before Dent's commitment tonight. Notre Dame, who has 24 total commitments and 2,002 points are third. The Irish added Dan Wenger and Georgia-native Toryan Smith last week.

Florida, fourth nationally, is the closest SEC program to Georgia. It appears the Gators could still work their way up the rankings ladder as they have three fewer commitments than Georgia and Notre Dame, and are still in the running for five-star quarterback Tim Tebow.

Florida and Georgia's place in the final rankings could come down to the decision of five-star wide receiver Vidal Hazelton. Both schools are after Hazelton, but they are both in a heated recruiting battle to win him over Miami, Penn State, SEC East rival Tennessee, USC and Virginia Tech – all of whom got an official visit from the Hargrave product.

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