Geno Smith on The Swamp

Geno Smith is a four-star cornerback prospect out of Atlanta (GA) St. Pius Catholic and checks in at 5-11 and 170-pounds. On Saturday, he was in The Swamp for Florida's game against Mississippi State.

"It was my first trip down to Florida," Geno Smith said. "It was pretty fun overall and I went down with my mom. My grandparents live in Ft. Lauderdale and they met us at the game. The first person we talked with was Mark Pantoni. After that I was in the Gator room eating and Coach Austin came in and sat down with us and we talked for a while. He is going to come watch me play Friday night against Grady. He told me about the depth chart at the cornerback position and talked about the difference between the boundary and field corner. He likes me at the boundary position."

Smith was very impressed with the crowd Saturday night in The Swamp.

"I thought the atmosphere was crazy and I could not hear myself think because it was so loud. It was the loudest stadium I have ever been in. I have been to games at Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech."

Smith talked about the strengths of his game.

"It's my cover ability," Smith said. "I can cover any receiver but I need to work on play the bigger more physical type of receivers is what I need to get better at. I can come up and make tackles."

A number of factors will go into the decision making process.

"I am looking for a school with a good history of producing good solid NFL defensive backs. I want to build great relations with the coaches. Academics and environment will also be important."

Smith talked about Coach Austin's experience as a defensive backs coach in the NFL.

"One of the things he talked about was when he was in the NFL evaluating defensive backs he would always say can they cover Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. Florida is in there I want to learn more about the school but they will definitely be in the mix."

St. Pius is 6-1 on the year as they host Grady this Friday night.

Smith has verbal offers from Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.
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