Recruits react to Allen's departure

What do Branden Smith, Jordan Love, and Greg Reid think about Asher Allen's decision to leave Georgia a year early for the NFL? Reid says alot as do Smith and Love right here.

The Dawgs have two corners committed and they are recruiting one of the top athletes in the country that could also play corner if he chooses Georgia on February 3.

Dawg Post caught up with each commitment/target after Allen's decision to get their thoughts.

What do the Commitments Think?

Love: "Coach Ball called me to talk about Asher's decision not too long ago and I was really surprised by it. When I was down at Georgia visiting over the summer, they showed Asher to me, saying he would be a senior when I got there, and everyone thought he would be back."

"I looked forward to playing with him and learning from him, but I will definitely try to take advantage of him leaving early. It is one less corner in front of me now, so I will go in, work hard, and compete to see if I can get on the field. I am going to do the best I can to get a spot on the field as soon as possible."

Smith: "With Asher leaving, that is another man down, and I am one step closer to playing at Georgia. He was an excellent player at Georgia and I would have loved to have played with him one year, but I am definitely excited about the opportunity I will have to play early."

"I know I would have learned a lot from Asher, but I will just continue to work hard because I want to play at Georgia on day one. I know he is gone and I will just have that work ethic that will get me on the field. I am going to work as hard as ever until I get to Georgia and I will be as good as I ever have been when I get there."

Does it Help UGA with Reid?

Reid: "That gives me a chance to play a little quicker, but I still need to take my official visit to Georgia. I realy want to meet with the coaches, take a look at some film of their players, and take a look at the depth chart."

"Georgia is the home-state school and I love UGA, but that official visit will tell it all for me. I want to see if it feels like home for me, but Asher Allen going to the NFL does give them a better chance."

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