None of these 3 measures tells the whole entire story, even all 3 combined, now does it ?
The University of Georgia, for example, has 54 scholarship recruits available for the Nebraska game coming up plus 1 transfer-in. This is because of an attrition of 30 scholarship recruits previously given credit to UGA who have transferred-out.
It is important to look at the 5 years' worth of recruiting which make up a team, and to deduct any who are not available for that season for any reason. There could still be a hole in that program's recruiting at a position with a glut at another position. 5 quarterbacks on the roster for example playing only 1 ever for any reason as always, would be a glut, if you have just lost the entire defense after 2012 season, and have needs across the board in a sophisticated defense which takes several years to master by any player.
UGA has 6 who are already practicing with the team for our up-coming Nebraska game, a team who runs the football when we're # 79 in the nation against the run and have lost the only game ever between the 2 programs. These 6 and hopefully 13 more will be signed up for classes in the next 2 weeks, and all of those possible 19 will count toward our 2012 Signing Class, which was way short of the numbers required to be signed, as is obvious.
We have, as you document above, signed up quite a few bodies and have therefore recruited far more of the less than blue-chippers Mark Richt normally gets as a percentage of his total. So, he has released 30 who averaged 3.73 and has replaced the 30 who averaged # 2 best quality in The SEC with the 30 now who are # 5 best quality in The SEC.
This should not be confusing to anyone on any point. We have averaged the # 7 recruiting class averaging both Scout.com and Rivals the Mark Richt era 2001 through 2013 recruiting class, hopefully not totally completed with super recruits to fill the remaining half a dozen available scholarship recruits. This is the 2nd best in the nation, averaging # 7 only to Southern California 2001 through 2013 recruiting classes. This is validated by the fact that Mark Richt has 71 scholarship recruits of his who have gone on to be Drafted by the NFL, and stands to have 11 more after Nebraska who will be Drafted. This too is # 2 best in the nation, again behind only Southern California, and unless Southern California can have 7 drafted themselves after the bowl games, Mark Richt will have taken UGA to the # 1 slot in the nation in scholarship recruits drafted by the NFL.
We beat # 4 Florida this season, and it appears with a bowl win by Vanderbilt, we will have beat 2 teams 2012 who made the Top 25, with Vanderbilt at # 27 today, looking to break into the Top 25. Nebraska at # 23 will drop out of the AP Poll Top 25, if we beat them. The Big 10 is way weak on teams they beat who made the Top 25.
In the Mark Richt era, UGA has beat 20 and lost to 28 who made the AP Poll Top 25. It was better, but we had that run there after beating Georgia Tech in 2009 who made # 13, until we beat # 4 Florida 2012, where we lost 10 in a row. We are positioned now to have a good 2013 in that regard with Aaron Murray having finally his All-America 2013 season and some post season award with our entire offense returning except for 2 wide receivers whom both drop the football frequently in their 4 years for us.
Our Defense 2013, despite 11 who started for us taking their talents to the NFL after the Nebraska game, will be very good. All the 54 scholarship players we have remaining today, have played a lot. They played their hearts out, for example, against # 2 Alabama a few days ago.