Saban raiding the state of Georgia

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has always been regarded as one of college football’s top recruiters.

Over the last few months, you can take it to the bank that this has not been lost on Georgia Bulldogs fans.

Since arriving in Tuscaloosa, Saban has been pilfering the state of Georgia’s top high school talent. This year’s recruiting class—which is ranked No. 3 by ESPN.com—boasts six players from the Peach State.

As if that weren’t enough, Saban just landed a commitment from inside linebacker Shannon Brown, one of the most coveted 2011 prospects in the Southeast. Brown lives in Adel, Georgia and plays ball at Cook High School.

And it should come as no surprise that of the five schools Brown was considering, the University of Georgia happened to be one of the four that couldn’t get him to say yes.

Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt needs to figure out a way to lock down the Georgia border. With Saban to the west, Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer to the south and South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier to the north, it’s starting to get a little cramped in the Peach State.

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