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UGA Recruiting: Positions To Target

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Georgia's 3-4 scheme always could use more linebackers. The Bulldogs should target running backs and offensive linemen as well. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images.
Georgia's 3-4 scheme always could use more linebackers. The Bulldogs should target running backs and offensive linemen as well. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images.

As the recruiting season hits the summer, Georgia isn't exactly in the greatest position.

With eight months to go before National Signing Day, Georgia only has five players committed for the 2014 class.

While it's still too early to freak out, the fact remains that the Bulldogs had 17 players committed for the 2013 class at this time last year.

Schools like Tennessee, Texas A&M and Texas are already in double-figures and looking to sign more.

However, the Bulldogs can still make a lot of headway as only 38 of the Rivals Top 100 are committed to schools.

So, where do the Bulldogs need to focus their efforts?

Running Back

The Bulldogs currently have a commitment from No. 6 overall Sony Michel. However, it couldn't hurt for them to get another commitment.

Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall are entering their second year with the Bulldogs. After the 2014 season, both are likely headed to the NFL, leaving spots open in the backfield.

The only other running back fans can have confidence in is J.J. Green, who is a part of the 2013 class.

Other backs Georgia could potentially sign include Nick Chubb (Cedartown) and Stanley Williams (George Walton Academy). While Michel and a second signed running back likely won't see the field much in 2014, both will be able to contribute in a big way starting in 2015.

Linebacker

Playing in a 3-4 defense, linebackers are always a need for the Bulldogs.

While no starters from the 2013 squad will likely leave after the season, the Bulldogs need to add depth for the future.

Georgia added four linebackers in last year's class, but have none thus far.

The key man could be Raekwon McMillan (Liberty County), who is ranked No. 17 according to Rivals.

Offensive Line

Four of the five starters on the offensive line are upper classmen this year.

With three graduating after this season, that leaves two returners for 2014. Add in the fact that four more backups are upperclassmen as well. That means the Bulldogs have some major work to do this year.

In the 2013 class, the Bulldogs added four along the line. This year, they need to bring in at least four.

Not many of the offensive linemen uncommitted in the top 100 have Georgia on their short list, which means Georgia has to hit on a few of those targets.