UGA-Tennessee recruiting battles 

September, 27, 2012
This week Georgia coach Mark Richt was discussing recruiting battles against Tennessee, and the first names brought up a reporter -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Jawuan James, Antonio Richardson -- elicited a candid remark by Richt.

“Why are you saying all of the guys we lost?” Richt said. “The guys you mentioned were two of the best-looking offensive tackles I have seen in a while. And certainly Cordarrelle is a freaky ball-player. We tried really hard to get all of those guys.

Just as the Bulldogs have annual battles on the field with Tennessee and others in the Southeastern Conference, they also go head-to-head for some of the top prospects in the country. Quite often, those prospects are from the state of Georgia.
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