Hapeville Charter is home to William Poole, a Georgia commit who ir ranked as the top cornerback prospect in the state. Poole is certainly a talented player, but there are people out there, including Poole, who believe a teammate might be even better. That guy is 2018 defensive back Christopher Smith. Smith is a player whose recruitment has really picked up this summer, and he told me he heard from Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker recently.
"He (Tucker) just told me that he would be recruiting me and lots of other small talk." Smith said. The 6-foot-0 165-pound corner does not hold a Georgia offer at the moment, but one would not surprise him down the future. Smith said there is a chance Tucker might come see him play this fall, especially since teammate William Poole is already committed. It's clear that Poole has made a big impact on Smith the past few seasons.
"I've learned so much from Will (Poole) that it's hard to put into words. I mostly look at his character which is the biggest thing that sticks out about him. It gets him so far and I notice that. It's something I'm starting to slowly imitate."
Smith and Poole recently played against one of the nation's top quarterback prospects in five-star Trevor Lawrence. The Hurricanes tried not to throw near either one, but Smith still had some nice things to say about the opposing QB.
"Trevor is cool, calm, and collective." Smith said. "He has great poise in the pocket and he has a little zip on the ball when he throws it. I don't think he's too overwhelming for any defensive backs to handle as long as proper technique is used play in and play out."
According to Smith, teams like Auburn, USC, Florida State, Stanford, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, and Michigan are all showing interest. Auburn, Southern Cal, Oregon State, Kentucky, among others have already offered the second-best cornerback prospect in Georgia for 2018,
Smith is taking a trip to Georgia this weekend for the Tennessee game. This will be the first Georgia game he has attended, and he's looking forward to the experience. The plan is to meet with some of the coaches before the game. Smith will be visting UNC the following week, then attending the FSU/Clemson game on October 29th, and then N.C State on November 19th.