From what I've read, Pruitt paid a total of $60,000 to recruits. So if Pruitt offered Mims a few thousand dollars, that means that UGA must have offered more to get an athlete from the state of Georgia to attend UGA? Meanwhile UGA was hovering near the top of college football, had already been to the CFB playoff championship, and Tennessee was in the midst of a long run of mediocrity?
I'm willing to entertain the possibility that UGA has paid recruits, maybe even Amarius Mims. But it's not logical to insist that UGA must have outbid Tennessee to sign a Georgia high school athlete at that point in time.