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Georgia football's Kirby Smart helped attract recruits to Georgia baseball

Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart has made a name for himself in recruiting since taking over as head coach. The Bulldogs finished with a top-three recruiting class every year, and Coach Smart is considered one of the best closers in the sport. So much so that he can even handle recruiting for other sports.

During the SEC Network broadcast of Georgia's baseball game against South Carolina this weekend, it was mentioned that Kolby Branch and Slate Alford, both of whom transferred to Georgia this offseason, met with Coach Smart and not head coach Wes Johnson, as he always was still coaching at LSU. Smart gets credit for helping close the deal for both players.

This season for Georgia, Alford batted .300, recorded 59 RBI and 15 home runs. As for Branch, he is batting .274, has 51 RBI and 15 home runs on the season. Branch played his freshman season at Baylor before transferring to Georgia via the transfer portal, and Alford spent two seasons at Mississippi State. Both transfers have been major additions to Georgia's squad this season and both have helped the team to a very successful 2024 season so far.

The Bulldogs just defeated a ranked South Carolina team on the road and now host Florida next week for their final regular season series. Georgia has continued to rise in the rankings and appears to be in a solid position to host the regional round of the postseason.

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