UGA's first to see Smith

College coaches from all over hit the road on Sunday and one of the first prospects Georgia saw was Telvin Smith. He is a top target for UGA and you can get the latest here.

"Coach [John] Jancek came down today and he stayed from about 1-3pm," said Telvin Smith. "We just sat around and talked, he asked me a few questions, but mainly we just talked and he wanted to know if I had any questions for him."

Smith is one of the top linebackers in the South and he just visited a few weeks ago when they played Auburn.

The visit to Athens pushed UGA back up his list and he wanted answers to some of the finer questions on Sunday.

"I saw a lot of Georgia and spent time with the coaches during my last visit, so I just had some simple questions this time to find out more about how it would be there."

"I asked Coach Jancek about how the dorms are set up, how they do roommates, if I could have my car up there, and things like that. Just questions a lot of recruits probably ask coaches."

The 6-foot-3, 205 pound linebacker out of Valdosta (GA) Lowndes liked what he heard.

"He had all the right answers and he answered every question that I asked him. He is just a cool coach and we had a nice time during the visit."

Georgia visiting Smith on day one meant a lot to him. He knew that the Bulldogs were interested, but this visit just solidififed that.

"I got a lot of attention when I was up there recently and they showed me they were really wanted me," he said. "Them being here again this early and as soon as they got on the road just shows me they honestly want me. I have to give them some major points for seeing me first like this."

Georgia has been trying to catch up with Florida State for Smith. He committed to the Noles back in the summer and remains on their commitment list late in 2009.

With that said, Georgia has slowly climbed back into the picture.

"I have always liked Georgia and I truly feel that Georgia is a school I should really consider going to."

"I have been there for a game now, I have talked to Mark Richt, I have gotten to know some of the coaches, I know a few of their players, and I am looking at them just like I am FSU."

"I am still committed to FSU, but I am really liking them, Georgia, and Florida right now."

When asked about the probability of a change, Smith replied, "we will just have to wait and see."

He said FSU has not talked to him about an in-home visit yet, but Florida said they planed to set one up with him next week after they play Alabama in the SEC Championship game this weekend.

Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at

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