Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Garrison Smith

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
GeorgiaCOMMITTED (07/19/2009)Offered01/22/2010Rodney Garner
Florida St.NoneOfferedNone
Georgia TechNoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNoneCharles Bankins
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNonePaul Haynes
OregonNoneOfferedNoneJerry Azzinaro
South CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneLorenzo Ward
TennesseeNoneOfferedNoneLance Thompson
USCNoneOfferedNoneTodd McNair, Jethro Franklin
VanderbiltNoneOfferedNoneDes Kitchings

Scouting Report on Garrison Smith

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Smith possesses wide shoulders with very long arms on top of a very athletic lower body. His frame can easily hold another 30 to 40 more pounds. He should remind fans of a of former Georgia great Jonathan Sullivan at the same age.
Needs Improvement: If he is to project as an inside player, he will need to gain weight because he surely will be pushed off the ball at the next level at 250 to 260 pounds. Smith, like many other young linemen, needs to be more consistent with pad level at the point of attack.
Most Impressive: He pursues the ball with reckless abandon and is extremely athletic for his size. Whether he is a strongside defensive end or a defensive tackle, he will provide a pass-rushing threat because of his quickness off the ball.
Conclusion: If he plays as a freshman, it will most likely be at defensive end until he gains the girth needed to do battle inside. Smith is very smart and should be able to pick up the defensive alignments and signals quickly. So don't be surprised if he is on the two-deep as a freshman. Barring injuries, it is safe to slot him in a starter by his second season of college football.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Ask the Experts: Early impact in 201011/03/
Smith visits Tuscaloosa but is UA in it?10/25/
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Smith a true All-American10/14/ Football Recruiting
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Recruiting Notebook: Defensive Additions Part 108/24/
Ga., Ohio and N.C. state rankings released07/31/ Football Recruiting
Georgia leads in Top 50 talent07/21/
Coach knew he had a good one07/19/
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Dawg Night Notebook07/19/
LSU makes cut for Smith07/09/
2010 Defensive Outlook07/09/
Top Georgia defender names Top 1007/06/
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In the film room…Beau Allen07/02/
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Inititial position rankings for 2010 released05/07/ Football Recruiting
Atlanta DT Smith in high demand05/01/
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Smith flabbergasted over attention04/13/ Football Recruiting
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Smith on the verge?03/21/
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Video: Garrison Smith off the edge03/13/
UGA offer list mirrors Rivals10003/11/
Peach State DL likes Carolina03/10/
Smith has big time attention03/04/
Visiting with Smith02/27/
In his brother's footsteps?02/17/
All-Star Showcase02/14/
Big time DE in Athens for Junior Day02/01/
UGA welcomes top talent to Junior Day01/31/
Peach State star excited about Carolina offer01/30/
Atchison has change of plans09/16/


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2008 (Jr.)1082714

Garrison Smith reminds us of...

Johnathan Sullivan - DT Griffin, GA Ht: 6'3"Wt: 315 lbs Team: New England Patriots