Time is running out for Georgia football recruiters and their agents in the state that could soon become the new national football hub.
The FBI has officially announced its decision to suspend recruitment for recruits across the state until it completes its review of Georgia football recruits, a process that could take up to two months.
The announcement comes after more than a month of investigations into recruitment in Georgia.
Georgia was a national recruiting priority for recruiting agencies after a national scandal exposed the extent of recruiting corruption within the state, according to a recent Associated Press report.
The state has also seen multiple arrests of high-ranking recruiters in recent years.
Georgia and the SEC have both said they will work with the FBI to determine if Georgia recruits violated recruiting laws.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said he and the football staff are looking forward to the new opportunities in recruiting.
He called the news disappointing, but said the new recruits will be welcomed in Georgia and they will come to Georgia knowing that they have our support.
Georgia will be a good place to be recruiting in our state.
Smart added that Georgia will continue to be a state that will be welcoming to students, and said they are working with local law enforcement agencies to provide additional security.
Smart said the football team will continue their commitment to recruiting Georgia, and they are committed to making the program as welcoming as possible.
Georgia football is ranked No. 2 in the SEC and No. 5 in the AP poll.