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By the numbers: UGA classes since 2006

By David Ching

ATHENS, Ga. -- Here’s a breakdown of Georgia’s last seven recruiting classes and what they managed to accomplish in college and beyond:

2006
ESPN top five classes: Florida, USC, Texas, Georgia, Notre Dame
Georgia’s ranking: 4
Headliners: QB Matthew Stafford (No. 5 overall), S Reshad Jones (No. 25), LB Akeem Hebron (No. 49)
Big Miss: DE Jermaine Cunningham (No. 29, Signed with Florida)
Signees/Enrolled: 28/25
ESPN 150 Selections: 12. Stafford, Jones, Hebron, OL Justin Anderson, CB Asher Allen, LB Darryl Gamble, S Quintin Banks, RB Knowshon Moreno, WR Tony Wilson, CB Prince Miller, DE Brandon Wood, TE Naderris Ward
Five-year record (Pct.): 44-21 (67.7)
AP Top-10 finishes: One. (2007)
Division titles: None
All-SEC picks: Five. DT Geno Atkins (2007, 09), LB Akeem Dent (2010), S Reshad Jones (2008), RB Knowshon Moreno (2007, 08), QB Matthew Stafford (2008)
All-Americans: One. RB Knowshon Moreno (2008, AFCA Coaches)
NFL draft picks: Eight. CB Asher Allen (2009, Third round, Minnesota), DT Geno Atkins (2010, Fourth round, Cincinnati), FB Shaun Chapas (2011, Seventh round, Dallas), LB Akeem Dent (2011, Third round, Atlanta), WR Kris Durham (2011, Fourth round, Seattle), S Reshad Jones (2010, Fifth round, Miami), RB Knowshon Moreno (2009, First round, Denver), QB Matthew Stafford (2009, First round, Detroit)

2007
ESPN top five classes:
USC, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee
Georgia’s ranking: 13
Headliners: WR Israel Troupe (No. 27), QB Logan Gray (No. 40), RB Caleb King (No. 48)
Big Miss: CB Eric Berry (No. 4, Signed with Tennessee)
Signees/Enrolled: 23/23
ESPN 150 Selections: Six. Troupe, Gray, King, OL Trinton Sturdivant, TE Aron White, LB Charles White
Five-year record (Pct.): 45-21 (68.2)
AP Top-10 finishes: One. (2007)
Division titles: One (2011)
All-SEC picks: Four. OL Clint Boling (2008, 09, 10), P Drew Butler (2009, 10), LB Rennie Curran (2008, 09), OLB Justin Houston (2009, 10)
All-Americans: One. P Drew Butler (2009, AFCA Coaches, AP, Walter Camp, FWAA, Sporting News)
NFL draft picks: Six. OL Justin Anderson (2012, Seventh round, Indianapolis), OL Clint Boling (2011, Fourth round, Cincinnati), LB Rennie Curran (2010, Third round, Tennessee), LB Justin Houston (2011, Third round, Kansas City), DL Corvey Irvin (2009, Third round, Carolina), DE Jarius Wynn (2009, Sixth round, Green Bay)

2008
ESPN top five classes: Miami, Clemson, Alabama, Florida, Georgia
Georgia’s ranking: 5
Headliners: WR A.J. Green (No. 5), RB Richard Samuel (No. 35), DT DeAngelo Tyson (No. 45)
Big Miss: TE Dwayne Allen (No. 83, Decommitted and signed with Clemson)
Signees/Enrolled: 24/22
ESPN 150 Selections: Eight. Green, Samuel, Tyson, RB Carlton Thomas, DE Toby Jackson, OL A.J. Harmon, C Ben Jones, WR Tavarres King
Five-year record (Pct.): 46-21 (68.7)
AP Top-10 finishes: One. (2012)
Division titles: Two (2011, 2012)
All-SEC picks: Six. CB Brandon Boykin (2011), OL Cordy Glenn (2011), WR A.J. Green (2008, 09, 10), C Ben Jones (2009, 11), S Bacarri Rambo (2011, 12), K Blair Walsh (2009, 10)
All-Americans: Two. C Ben Jones (2011, ESPN.com, Rivals), S Bacarri Rambo (2011, AP, Rivals)
NFL draft picks: Six. CB Brandon Boykin (2012, Fourth round, Philadelphia), WR A.J. Green (2011, First round, Cincinnati), OL Cordy Glenn (2012, Second round, Buffalo), C Ben Jones (2012, Fourth round, Houston), DT DeAngelo Tyson (2012, Seventh round, Baltimore), K Blair Walsh (2012, Sixth round, Minnesota)

2009
ESPN top five classes: LSU, Alabama, Texas, USC, Florida
Georgia’s ranking: 6
Headliners: QB Aaron Murray (No. 13), WR Marlon Brown (No. 24), CB Branden Smith (No. 30)
Big Miss: CB Greg Reid (No. 15, Signed with Florida State)
Signees/Enrolled: 21/20
ESPN 150 Selections: Eight. Murray, Brown, Smith, OL Austin Long, OL Chris Burnette, RB Washaun Ealey, QB Zach Mettenberger, LB Dexter Moody
Four-year record (Pct.): 36-18 (66.7)
AP Top-10 finishes: One. (2012)
Division titles: Two (2011, 2012)
All-SEC picks: Three. OL Chris Burnette (2012), TE Orson Charles (2010, 11), QB Aaron Murray (2011)
All-Americans: One. TE Orson Charles (2011, AFCA Coaches)
NFL draft picks: One. TE Orson Charles (2012, Fourth round, Cincinnati)

2010
ESPN top five classes: Florida, Texas, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma
Georgia’s ranking: 12
Headliners: S/LB Alec Ogletree (No. 29), OLB T.J. Stripling (No. 84), OG Kolton Houston (No. 96)
Big Miss: WR Da'Rick Rogers (No. 30, Decommitted and signed with Tennessee)
Signees/Enrolled: 19/17
ESPN 150 Selections: Six. Ogletree, Stripling, Houston, RB Ken Malcome, OL Brent Benedict, DL Garrison Smith
Three-year record (Pct.): 28-13 (68.3)
AP Top-10 finishes: One (2012)
Division titles: Two (2011, 2012)
All-SEC picks: One. LB Alec Ogletree (2012)
All-Americans: None
NFL draft picks: NA

2011
ESPN top five classes: Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, USC, Texas
Georgia’s ranking: 6
Headliners: RB Isaiah Crowell (No. 4), DE Ray Drew (No. 13), TE Jay Rome (No. 18)
Big Miss: DE Xzavier Dickson (No. 22, Signed with Alabama)
Signees/Enrolled: 26/24
ESPN 150 Selections: Six. Crowell, Drew, Rome, WR Malcolm Mitchell, CB Damian Swann, QB Christian LeMay
Two-year record (Pct.): 22-6 (78.6)
AP Top-10 finishes: One (2012)
Division titles: Two (2011, 2012)
All-SEC picks: One. NG John Jenkins (2012)
All-Americans: None
NFL draft picks: NA

2012
ESPN top five classes: Alabama, Florida State, Texas, Florida, Georgia
Georgia’s ranking: 5
Headliners: RB Keith Marshall (No. 5), OLB Josh Harvey-Clemons (No. 17), OT John Theus (No. 28)
Big Miss: OT Avery Young (No. 61, Signed with Auburn)
Signees/Enrolled: 19/17
ESPN 150 Selections: Six. Marshall, Harvey-Clemons, Theus, DL Jonathan Taylor, OLB Jordan Jenkins, DL John Atkins
One-year record (Pct.): 12-2 (85.7)
AP Top-10 finishes: One (2012)
Division titles: Two (2011, 2012)
All-SEC picks: One. RB Todd Gurley (2012)
All-Americans: None
NFL draft picks: NA