Alabama is not going anywhere this offseason, and Clemson has been the favorite to land the Tigers’ No. 1 overall recruit.
But the Tigers are facing a dilemma this weekend in the College Football Playoff rankings, and it’s one that could hurt their chances.
In the SEC West, the Tigers have a clear edge over Georgia, and the Bulldogs are expected to sign Clemson cornerback Adoree Jackson this weekend.
But if Jackson does sign, the Bulldogs would be left with a pair of high-profile recruits in tight spots.
The Tigers are also facing an uphill battle to land a fifth-year senior cornerback in this year’s class.
That would leave Georgia and Alabama with three slots available for next year’s SEC championship game.
That would leave the Tigers with a spot at the bottom of the conference.
The Bulldogs are in good position, as they have the No. 2 recruiting class in the country.
Georgia, in contrast, has a pair or three recruits on the roster who are rated below the Tigers.
Georgia’s 2017 class was one of the best in the nation, according to 247Sports Composite, but that is coming off a 5-7 season.
It is also loaded at the position, with four players rated as the nation’s No. 5 cornerback in the class of 2019, including two top-100 recruits.
If Georgia and Auburn are both in a hole and the Tigers can’t get their fifth-ranked recruiting class to play for them this weekend, they could have a tough time playing spoiler.
Georgia has a bye week, while Auburn is scheduled to play at home on Saturday.
That could give Georgia a chance to play spoiler for the SEC championship.
The Tigers have the ability to be in a position to win the SEC East this weekend and take a bye, but if they can’t make it to the championship game, they’ll have to play Georgia or Alabama in the championship.