Nation's 32nd-ranked CB Christopher Smith will bring athleticism, physicality and playmaking ability

Four-star College Park (Ga.) Hapeville Charter cornerback Christopher Smith committed to Georgia this week, and Scout takes a look at what the Bulldogs are getting, and how he fits into their recruiting class.

Georgia secured a big commitment from cornerback Christopher Smith earlier this week.


Rated: He is a four-star prospect, No. 17 cornerback in the South and 32nd-ranked in the country.


Scouting report: Smith is a natural playmaker in the secondary.

The Hapeville Charter standout is comfortable in man or zone coverage. He can also line up on the outside receiver or move inside and cover the slot.

He is extremely athletic and runs very well. Smith gets in and out of his backpedal smoothly. He does a nice job reading the quarterback's eyes and is very aggressive. Smith breaks quickly on the ball and has great ball skills. 

Although he is not the biggest defensive back, Smith is physical and very effective in run support. He takes good angles and closes quickly.

As for where he needs to improve, Smith needs to continue to add weight and stronger. This is not a major concern and once he gets into Georgia's strength and conditioning program, he will likely improve immediately.


Final Thought: Smith is a great addition to Georgia's 2018 recruiting class.

Defensive backs of his caliber are hard to find. You do not see many at the high school level who play the run and pass as well as Smith.

He also has a lot of upside. Smith should easily be able to add 15 to 20 pounds of muscle, which will help him in the always physical SEC.

Smith could benefit from a redshirt season next fall, but he is very talented and will be hard to keep off the field. Regardless, he will make an impact sooner than later.

Ultimately, he will likely be a multi-year starter and one of the Georgia's best defensive players.

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