Commits Jacked about #1 Dawgs

ATHENS – Georgia's commitments are excited about the Bulldogs' number one ranking, many of them said Friday.

The USA Today Coaches' Poll, which was released Friday morning, had the Bulldogs ranked number one over Southern Cal. While many of the commits knew Georgia would come into the season as one of the highest-ranked teams, they did not necessarily think Georgia would be the top dog.

"I was walking downstairs from the hotel that we are staying in, and I saw it on the front page of a newspaper," said Georgia's most-recent commit Jordan Love. "I stopped and read the entire things. I was so excited."

Love is one of three out-of-state commitments Georgia has right now. He said that he's proud of Georgia's top billing and what it could mean for the future of the program.

"The fact that Georgia is ranked number one makes me feel real good about my commitment because that means they could win the national title, and I could come onto a team next season that is defending national champs."

Another out-of-state commit, Austin Long, says he's happy with his commitment to Georgia, but is a little wary of the Dawgs' difficult schedule.

"I'm very lucky to be one of the few committed to the number one team in the country. Coach Richt will make sure everyone stays humble and focused on the main goal of winning the national title. Georgia always has a difficult schedule and have to be prepared every Saturday for a battle," Long said.

One of Georgia's first commits said he thinks the Bulldogs have earned that ranking with hard work.

"Georgia has really worked hard to get that top spot," said Chestatee linebacker Chase Vasser. "I feel honored to be committed to the top program in the country."

Oconee County quarterback Zach Mettenberger had a slightly different take on the ranking. The senior has been around the program for some time, and said Georgia will have to fight to stay where they are.

"Everyone always wants to beat Georgia," said Mettenberger. "But that target just got bigger. They just need to keep working hard the way the way I know that they will."

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