Richt updates Dawgs' recruiting

ATHENS – In California at a coaching convention, Mark Richt is miles away from Georgia.

But he's right on top of his team's recruiting.

While Richt can not discuss recruits who have not yet signed a letter of intent to play for Georgia, the Dawgs' head coach discussed some recruiting matters via teleconference Tuesday.

During the call Richt said he was pleased with Georgia's recruiting class overall. Georgia is currently the second-ranked class in the country according to – trailing only Notre Dame.

"We are in very good shape and are very pleased with how it's gone," Richt said. The Bulldogs added offensive guard A.J. Harmon over the weekend. The former Clemson commit put a Georgia hat on his head on national television – something that make Richt feel pretty sure this recruiting class is all but done.

"There could be something that could happen because things can change in recruiting, but if there is a change in this class it will be very little," Richt said.

Richt also spoke about Richard Samuel, the former Cass running back who enrolled early. Samuel is being viewed as a running back, but he could get a look at linebacker if that doesn't work out, Richt said.

"We signed him with the intention of playing tailback," said the head coach. "We had a conversation at the end of recruiting, and we discussed that with him and his family. We told him that he may wind up at linebacker, but we are going to start him out at running back. I think Richard will do anything to help this team win."

While Samuel is already on campus, the final few weeks are usually wild in recruiting – Richt hopes to avoid that. The head coach did not indicate that the Dawgs were looking for another commitment, instead giving the answer above that indicating that he does not expect anything to change.

When asked about Georgia commits potentially visiting other schools, Richt said that put the Dawgs in a very difficult situation.

"Any time a guy takes visits to other places he takes a risk of missing out on an opportunity (at Georgia)," Richt said. "We want those guys to be with us. If they do that they are taking a risk (of not having an offer from Georgia)."

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