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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