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Georgia hands out scholarship offers to nine players from same school


The growing trend in college football recruiting seems to be offering a handful of scholarships to multiple players from the same school at the same time. Tennessee turned heads recently by offering scholarships to 20 different players from IMG Academy before Michigan got a chance to set up camp for spring football practices. Another SEC East program is getting in on the mass scholarship offer technique this spring.

Georgia sent scholarship offers to nine players from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. The offers were extended to at least nine players spanning from the recruiting classes of 2017 through 2019, according to Rivals. Among the players receiving scholarship offers from Georgia include the sons of Asante Samuel, Al Blades and Warren Sapp (Asante Samuel, Al Blades and Benjamin Sapp). Given their football lineage, all three figure to be top recruiting targets in the next couple of years. Georgia dropping a scholarship now is a wise strategy to try and stay ahead of the recruiting frenzy that will follow.

St. Thomas Aquinas has a storied history when it comes to athletes. The school has turned out players like Joey Bosa, Giovani Bernard, Duron Carter, and Michael Irvin. And that is just to name a few.