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5 Georgia recruiting war wins

Dawgs beat Jackets for member of NFL's Dobbs, Dream Team 2011

Updated: November 25, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
By Kipp Adams | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- With the schools located just 70 miles apart, the battle between Georgia and Georgia Tech, the two main universities in the Peach State, has been given the nickname "Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate." Between "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech," Georgia Tech's fight song and Georgia not acknowledging the two games during World War II, there is no love lost between these two fan bases.

Counting those two games -- and the Georgia record books do not -- the Bulldogs lead the series 61 to 39, with five games ending in a tie. As rivalry weekend approaches, DawgNation takes a look at the top 10 in-state recruiting battles of the Mark Richt era, with five for whom Georgia beat out Georgia Tech.

DL Demarcus Dobbs (Savannah/Calvary Day) As a junior, Dobbs recorded 46 tackles, two sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown, but also starred on offense for Calvary Day, catching a school record 14 touchdown passes. Georgia Tech offered early during the spring evaluation period, with Georgia offering Dobbs after an impressive performance at its prospect camp in July. With his other considerations at the time being Ball State and UAB, Dobbs had planned on making his commitment at the end of the summer, likely to Georgia Tech. But the Bulldogs' entry into the Dobbs sweepstakes put the decision on hold for months for the versatile prospect, who lined up at linebacker, fullback, H-Back and defensive end in high school. Dobbs committed to Georgia in early October, saying prayer had guided him to Athens.

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