ESPN says Georgia filled biggest need in transfer portal additions

With the initial deadline to enter the transfer portal having come and gone, Georgia added a pair of wideouts who led their former SEC program in receiving when Dominic Lovett transferred in from Missouri and RaRa Thomas transferred in from Mississippi State. Forms Texas A&M defensive back Smoke Bouie also returned to the fold as the former Georgia verbal commitment and Bainbridge (Ga.) standout joined the program earlier this month.

ESPN analysts Tom VanHaaren, Craig Haubert, and Tom Luginbill attempted to break down the movement in college football and analyze which programs added impact players to its roster heading into the spring. Each writer chose a team that best addressed its needs, with VanHaaren picking Oklahoma, Luginbill picking Auburn, and Haubert picking Georgia. Haubert said of the Dawgs’ additions:

I am not a believer in transfer excess; rather, it should be used as a tool of supplementing a roster and not rebuilding one. The Bulldogs have been an excellent example of recruiting at a high level (seven straight top-three classes). With a second straight national title under their belt, they have added just a few key pieces to further strengthen and deepen their roster at the receiver position. They added two SEC experienced targets in Dominic Lovett from Missouri duck Rara Thomas from Mississippi State. The pair led their respective teams in receiving in 2022 and combined for 100 catches for over 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns, with Lovett also earning All-SEC honors. Those two, with the return of the highly productive Load McConkey and TE Brock Bowers, will make the transition from Stetson Bennett to a new QB a little easier. — Haubert

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