What We are Hearing:
Now that the public visits of the 2016 recruiting cycle are pretty well over we can start to shed light onto Kirby Smart and his new coaching staff at Georgia.
Privately many parents and caregivers of prospects have been very impressed with the way Smart has handled the transition from Alabama to UGA. Many of the folks have talked about Smart’s personal touch with prospects. Smart’s staff is said to be very, very right - so much so that it is making an impact on recruits… particularly those considering flipping from other schools to Georgia.
Smart is also monitoring many of the details of recruiting and the trips made to Georgia. He’s made Friday night visits to Sanford Stadium a fixture; he’s been comfortable participating with recruits in their social media hi jinx.
Don’t expect Smart, who is insisting that players and prospects not call him “Coach Smart” but “Kirby”, to sign any players he doesn’t expect to make an impact at UGA. In other words, Smart almost certainly will not sign 25 prospects in his first go round as head coach.
As one insider put it: “He just plan is not going to take kids to take them. He’s not going to do it.”