Richt, Dawgs "Quiet"... For Now

Georgia's Capital One Bowl victory marked the end to the 2012 football season, but the beginning of final dead and quiet periods of the 2012-13 recruiting calendar.

Signing Day, which is only a month away is rapidly approaching, and this time is certainly the calm before the storm.

January 6-10th is designated as a "quiet period" to restrict coaches from making in-person or off-campus visits to prospects or their parents. The onset of social media, however, has changed the dynamic in recent years.

"It's still kind of not a break because the coaches can hit you up on Facebook or Twitter and be like, ‘Hey, give me a call,' so you've still got to deal with that," former Norcross running back and Georgia prospect Alvin Kamara said. "I'm really just trying to wind down as I get closer to taking these visits and getting ready to make my decision."

Kamara, who led the Blue Devils an undefeated season that culminated with a state championship last month, told reporters this week in Orlando that he's anxiously waiting for the down time to begin. The 5'10", 190-pound tailback said it will give him ample time to relax in the wake of his pivotal decision.

"I'm a laid back guy," he said. "If I'm not training, I'll just be hanging out and chilling. I haven't really been too stressed, besides all the phone calls and media [interviews], that's about it."

Georgia coach Mark Richt, however, will be busy at work. A member of the American Football Coaches Association, Richt will make an appearance at the union's annual convention that starter Sunday in Nashville.

Richt noted that in years past, he sometimes would not attend the convention, but because he is now on the Board of Trustees, he will be there all four days, including a speaking appearance on Monday afternoon.

"There's some obligations," Richt said. "I'll be there more than I usually am."

Richt told his staff that he will let them choose how to tackle their final recruiting plans during the dead period.

"I kind of leave it up to the coaches," he said. "Some will go to conventions, some won't and some will take the time to decompress a little bit and spend some time with family." Recommended Stories

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