Posted: 7:20 pm Sunday, April 6th, 2014

LB Roquan Smith reviews his UGA visit 

By Michael Carvell

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3438753192001

Roquan Smith, who is ranked as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation, made an unofficial visit to UGA over the weekend.

The 4-star from Macon County High School got to meet UGA’s new linebacker coach Mike Ekeler this weekend, and he talked again with new Bulldogs defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Smith also got to hang out with one of his buddies, Westover High School defensive tackle Trenton Thompson, who is the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect and lists UGA as his longtime favorite.

Back to Roquan Smith: He gave a thumbs up to his unofficial visit to UGA, and explained why in the video. He hasn’t yet named a top five list of schools, but did reveal to the AJC that UGA will be one of his official visits.

Smith was an observer at Sunday’s MVP camp at Lovejoy High School.

Check out his review of the UGA visit in the video.

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97 comments
dawgs01
dawgs01

People he is in high school 205 is fine for a speedy outside linebacker.  the average college freshmen puts on 15 pounds so you can bet a freshmen football player who is getting fed like never befor and being introduce to real strength and conditioning is gonna gain somewhere bt 15-25 pounds as a freshmen and he will graduate around 230-240.  come on people.  trust me coming into college you want a kid that needs to put on wt not one that has to take it off.

Tougher
Tougher

I T totally agree….fans ruin it..

Contractor1
Contractor1

In all honesty, who wouldn't give Georgia a thumbs up? Even as an Alabama fan I can admit that Athens is probably the most beautiful campus I've ever seen and the coeds are second to none.

NOW, when you get to the fans and their personalities, that's another story. Athens is a nice place, so I'm sure it's very appealing to most big recruits.

ElStinko
ElStinko

This guy is 6'2" and 205 in High School and Bammer get LB's that are 6'4" 230 out of High School.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@MichaelCarvell


Question:  Do you know if Robert Muschamp, 3-star LB recruit out of Darlington School in Rome, is a relative of Will Muschamp?  I noticed him today on a recruiting site and he looks a little like Will.....without the stare, of course.

Stinger2
Stinger2

Can`t wait to see his top five list. Sarcasm!  These kids are so full of themselves. 

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA will win it all....we are the best team in the nation...Roquan smith come be a dawg !

graphite
graphite

Has anyone checked his SAT score and rap sheet?

TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

And the Tech trash keep on hating like they matter.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

205? In the SEC that will get you killed against these OT's. Better put on 30-40 pounds if he wants to be effective. There's corners bigger than him. 

keendaddy
keendaddy

Radney Gardner, Radney Garden-her, Rhodknee Garnor...I doubt many true Dawg fans, give a rat's but how he wants his name spelled. He will go down in UGA history as never having lived up to his potential, because of jealousy, selfishness, and immaturity. He doesn't deserve proper spelling of his name anymore. You spell it right if it makes you feel better, lol. Don't worry about me, I'll spell it any way I please!

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

The NCAA , SEC,  top programs and fans of Football all know about Auburn. Just because you don't get caught doesn't mean you haven't figured out how to get around the rules or not get caught. Always pay in cash and don't admit anything.

Nobody talks about Auburn. ESPN,  CBS Sports , NBC Sports, non of the sports talk programs, nobody. When you win by ANY MEANS POSSIBLE, the cost of that is you get no respect from anyone. One year wonders, firing Head Coaches because they won't agree with what go's on behind the scenes and replacing players with JUCO players. 

The only team Auburn has had in the last 20 years that deserved to be recognized as a great team was the 2004 team that the Media screwed out of a National Title try. All other success in the last 20 years  just doesn't leave a good taste in your mouth because something wasn't right. It amazes me when a Recruit will give Auburn the time of day.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Tougher  and you Carolina fans are SO classy...and the Bama fans...and the Florida fans...and so on, and so on...you can cherry pick moronic behavior from any fan base and pigeon hole the rest of the fan base in that category, I choose not to...but I guess that is the allure of trolling...you can say anything and attempt to elevate yourself and make yourself relevant by putting others down...go dogs

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Contractor1


Care to explain why Bammy fans  S H O O T   E A C H    O T H E R after  Bammy loss????

TampGator1
TampGator1

@ElStinko


And how did those big Bammer LBs do vs. the high octane that Auburn and Oklahoma threw at them?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@ElStinko Sounds more like a strong safety, maybe the monster man.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@graphite


Has anyone checked   G R A P H I T E 's   GED score ???????????????????????????

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@TheOldGuy Can you fail a class you never go to at UGA? now that would suck.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@POAD2013 Had my own 410 shotgun when i was 10 years old, glad i never tried that.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@keendaddy


Better W O R D S   O F    W I S D O M  have never been more appropriately applied!!!!!!!!!!!


All hail our  H E RO !!!!!!!!!! 


Keendaddy/Kingdaddy  for president!!!!!!!!!!


K     D A D D Y   is a D A M N    G R E A T    D O G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     (BRAINIAC)

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

From Terry Bowden interview....

One week on the job, Hall came in with a ledger of players who have been paid, who paid the money, how much money and when it was paid. He said we've still got 9-12 players that we're paying $600 per month. We paid them $12,000-$15,000 to sign. We sign about four every year that we pay. (Former assistant coach Rodney) Garner paid most of the players. He was paid when he was a player at Auburn. (Stacey) Danley is the assistant compliance guy, and he was paid when he was a player. I broke the rules. I said pay it off, and it will never happen again.

NCDawg
NCDawg

@keendaddy just damn keendaddy, now tell us how you really feel!


Garner tanked it and I still have trouble figuring out how he slept at night while he was doing it.  When stuff like that happens your first reaction is to just blow it off ("nah, he wouldn't do that")  Then you get hit in the head with a 2x4 and you have no choice but to face it.  What a crappy way to treat the folks that sign your paychecks.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@C-Kirk Does that "win at all costs" quote of yours pertain to the UGA Swim coach as well? I will never understand how you can post that just days after your Swim coach was playing lets make a deal with a Professor.

Contractor1
Contractor1

@Dewnsav @TougherIn conclusion I think everyone in the country understands Georgia has some of the most belligerent and classless fans all together.  Just look around and ask, you'll see.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Agreed, but I'm sure he can run. That's the new look for outside linebackers these days, that 205-215 look. We seem to get some pretty freak athletes that have size and can run over in Tuscaloosa though, but for outside this will be what gets recruited.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Dawg-Gawn


I am guessing that he will walk on at Georgia, then. 

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie  You may be right about Garner paying players,

because we all heard those stories. But how about a head coach that would put up with it? Garner's last 5 years he didn't recruit nobody. He goes to Auburn and all of sudden he is a great recruiter again? Talking about an up and down career. I can tell you if Saban caught a recruit getting paid, the assistant would be fired on the spot.   


Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie


Right on Willie!!!!


I personally know some of the parties involved and you are on the money.  These people have been guests in my home,  Nothing appeared to be missing after they left but I checked anyway.


I lived in Douglas County, Ga. for 19 years and had 6 or 8 players to go to BARN so that may clue you in as to my connection.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@gtcaryd @C-Kirk  

The swim Coach is one of the best in the Nation and did not need to damage his integrity like he did. He will be dealt with. If he keeps his job because he has been there  for 44 years he won't ever be looked up to again by anyone in charge. This is a black eye for McGarity and the Athletic Administration not the Football team. I can promise you one thing as an alumni of Georgia I would rather lose every game or match than win by cheating or doing the wrong thing. 

The thing I am proud of is when Georgia is caught doing something questionable at least they won't cover it up . They get the truth out there and take their medicine.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@C-Kirk I will give you credit for one thing though, at least your on the blogs. Heck there hasnt been enough of Dawg Nation on here in the last 2 or 3 days to play a pick-up basketball game.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Contractor1 @Dewnsav@Tougher


Why       do       Bammy    fans      shoot      each     other      after    a      Bammy     loss??????

Gopher86
Gopher86

@Contractor1 @Dewnsav@Tougher Condom1, Really? Are we any less rabid than Ala, AU, Fla, Tenn, or SC? You haters leave your homes to to Georgia and want to criticize UGA Football. Leave, and close the door behind you!

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Contractor1 @Tougher  I'm sure everywhere you go people rush up to you and start going on about "classless UGA fans"...I can see with your attitude towards UGA, you fan the flames...worry about your own Updykes, Krystal molesters, and other classless Bama fans etc...I'm not ignorant enough to assume most Bama fans are like them...go dogs

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Contractor1 @Dewnsav @Tougher  of course you do...everything you post on the blogs is degrading UGA fans, players, coaches...did I miss anything ?? that is my conclusion...go dogs

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@C-Kirk @gtcarydI respect your response C-kirk, but cheating is cheating. Does not make any difference whether you tell on yourself or someone else does. Know what i mean, stop with the Auburn or Bama or LSU. Keep your own house clean before you worry about other schools affairs.