Georgia grabbed an important piece to their 2018 recruiting class with the commitment of Christopher Smith II. The Hapeville Charter corner who did not give up a single touchdown last season, will be joining his former Hapeville teammate, and soon-to-be freshman William Poole III eventually in Athens. The ballhawking tandem figure to be key additions onto the Georgia football program, especially in the pass-happy era of college football we are witnessing.
Smith II was offered by Georgia at the end of last season shortly after being named to our All-State team. The 2018 recruit played mostly nickleback as a sophomore, but made a huge jump last season to starting corner, where he excelled.
Smith II is a great individual tackler out in space, and has elite ball skills going up and defending the pass. He is outstanding in run support, using his adept ability to recognize the play, and deliver a punishing textbook tackle to the ball carrier. Smith’s arm length plays an important role to his success, and he does a great job of raking the ball out of the receiver’s hands.
Georgia is getting one of the top cornerbacks in the entire country with his commitment, and they had to beat out a large majority of Power 5 team for his services. Smith II made his commitment on in his 17th birthday, certainly a great way to celebrate, to say the least. He is the third commit for UGA in the class of 2018, joining Jake Camarada, a kicker out of Norcross, as the lone two in-state commits. Smith II will now focus on the upcoming season, where his Hapeville squad looks to be a contender for a state championship in Class AA in Georgia.