Roquan Smith announces he's heading to Georgia

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Roquan Smith has committed to Georgia.

The four-star linebacker announced his decision Friday morning.

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He originally committed to UCLA on National Signing Day but had second thoughts after making the decision (He said he entered his signing ceremony torn between UCLA and Georgia). Smith then said he was going to wait to make his decision after UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich left to become the Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach.

Georgia coaches were the ones who texted Smith's coaches to tell them that Ulbrich was leaving UCLA. The strategy apparently worked, as the Georgia native is now staying close to home.

Previously, Smith's high school coach said Smith would sign his scholarship papers with his official commitment, but not his Letter of Intent and become an official enrollee on the first day of summer classes.

Smith told earlier in the week that he "kind of" felt misled by UCLA coaches and that Ulbrich had told him he had turned down the Falcons' job offer.

His commitment to Georgia would give the Bulldogs 29 signees once he enrolls. Before his commitment, Georgia's class was ranked No. 7 in the country according to Rivals.

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