Garrison Smith Chat Recap

Georgia signee Garrison Smith chatted with Dawg Post members - catch the recap here.

danieliroberts: how much does he weigh right now?
Garrison Smith: 280 solid right now
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DawgsRulz73: Garrison: What is your impression of Todd Grantham?
Garrison Smith: On Coach Grantham. He knows what he is talking about. From what I hear he is a defensive mastermind. He is going to be a difference maker
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elovely1: Garrison, do you want to PLANT Chad Simmons on his ass for dropping you in the rankings?
Garrison Smith: On Chad... I don't care about rankings. It is just numbers. I does not matter in college - everyone is a zero star. I am used to being the underdog. This is the way I wanted to turn out. From the beginning I didn't expect anyway. It is more motivation for me. I like when people doubt me.
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danieliroberts: what did he learn at the AA game and what position does he feel fits him best in our new scheme
Garrison Smith: I learned... I met some good people. It was a unique experience. The biggest thing for me was meeting the solders. It was not even about football all of the time for me.


Smith indicated that he might room with Buford's Kolton Houston

DawgsRulz73: Garrison: Did you become friends with any of the outgoing seniors and what kind of advice did they give you?
Garrison Smith: On the seniors... I have been talking the most with DeAngelo and Abry... they really took me in like their little brother. I really appreciate that.

wiseromulus: Garrison: if you had to compare yourself to a player in the NFL that you play like who would it be?
Garrison Smith: On NFL Comparison... I really don't compare myself to guys in the NFL. I really like the way Ray Lewis and Dawkins get up for games. But I really feel the most like Mike Tyson - I am mad at the world. People should go watch his documentary.
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elovely1: Garrison, what is your favorite school subject (other than gym and study hall?
Garrison Smith: On school... Favorite subject is... probably... I like math
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Jonesdawg: how tall is he REALLY? he is listed as 6ft3 and 6ft4 on sites, yet he looks shorter than Michael Bennett and Alec Ogletree in multiple pics
Garrison Smith: On height.. with my shoes off I am about 6-2 and a half.
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Jonesdawg: ask him about faith and if that was a key part in sticking with UGA throughout the process
Garrison Smith: On faith... Yes, God has done so much for me... blessing me. It is amazing to me the relationship that me and Coach Richt have. Before I even talked with him I knew about the story about when he was at FSU. One of the teammates died. Coach Bowden said to Cach Richt: If you die tonight would you go to heaven or hell? Coach Richt has talked to me about how his lifestyle was. He trusts in God. I am thankful for this opportunity. I don't worry about the rankings because God knows what I can do. All I can do is give God the glory. I really respect Coach Richt as a man. I have a good relationship with Coach RIcht and Chappy. If you don't have God you don't have nothing. I live and die by that. Quote me on that.
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Jonesdawg: did other schools try to tell him coach garner was leaving, and if so, who and what did he say to it
Garrison Smith: On Coach G... at the end of the day I have been taught never to choose the schools because of the coaches. Stuff like that is part of the game. coaches jump around every day. There is no love in this - it is a business - you have to understand that. I picked the school i was most comfortable with. There are so many good Georgia people out there. They always wish me well. It is so good to have positive people in my life.
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harrydawg24: What team are you looking forward to beating the most?


Smith said his biggest influence has come from the men in his life.
Garrison Smith: On favorite team to play... I am looking forward to playing everyone. I don't care about anyone, but Georgia... you feel me? All of the rankings. I don't care about all of that. You can get 100 five-star recruits, but at the end of the day you have to play football. It is not about the rankings. I can't even explain how I feel... I am not going to talk about it. We are going to go onto the field... I am not calling shots or naming names.

gravy553: favorite food/restaurant? movie?
elovely1: Any idea who you will be rooming with?
Garrison Smith: On food and such... Hot wings... I like venison (deer meet). I like eating fish, too; King Author and 300 for movies; Rooming with Kolton Houston (probably)

wiseromulus: garrison do you know if you'll be an end or a tackle yet?
Garrison Smith: on playing position... probably an end, but I don't care. I want to play rush end, but I don't care

elovely1: GSmith, who's the biggest influence in your life?
Garrison Smith: On biggest influence... probably my grandparents, father and mother. They raised me and instilled values in me that I live by. I am happy to have had those men in my life to raise me to be a man, and respect women. I visit my grandmother every day. I am here right now. I could not do it without my family. I would not be who I am
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IGotNoSources: Garrison....who did you think had the best team in your region this year? MLK, Stephenson or Union Grove?
Garrison Smith: On the Region... they were all sorry. I got respect and then I don't at the same time. I was not really impressed with any of them and that's why they couldn't get past the second round.
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elovely1: do you have a mean streak that just wants to rip the QB's face off?
Garrison Smith: On a mean streak... no I am a nice guy :). On the field and off the field Garrion... those are two different people.
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Aldog: how is six flags going to operate this summer without garrison working there?
Garrison Smith: On Six Flags... LOL. They are going to be just fine. They are a good company. I appreciate them, too. I appreciate even more because I know now that I can't work like that. That's not me.
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elovely1: favorite beer with the wings?
Garrison Smith: On Beer... I like Kool Aid
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gravy553: has he decided on a major yet? if so, what?
Garrison Smith: On a Major... Either Business Admin or Accounting.
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Jonesdawg: how has the media treated you throughout the process. i remember one story about you being suspended for the last game, did that upset you that they ran that?
Garrison Smith: On the Media... It was all good. The media, they have to feed their family, too. I don't have any hard feelings about me being suspended. I got put out of the game for being aggressive... the Alpha Male. The whistle did not blow. The guy was swinging on me. Then the whistle blows and the ref said I was thrown out. He told me that I was thrown out for be on top of the guy. I let go because I don't feel the need to answer anyone about it.
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lakelanddawg: Ask him if UGA gives him a workout program to get ready for fall camp
Garrison Smith: On the workout program... it is supposed to be on the way to the house. It might be there when I get there tonight
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danieliroberts: what weight does he want to be at when he comes to Athens
Garrison Smith: On weight... I am not gaining or losing right now. I am just training hard. I am gaining naturally. People say they can't tell that I weigh what I do. I am not changing anything I do as far as weight is concerned. I am going to do exactly what the book tells me to do, but I am letting my body do what it does.
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IGotNoSources: Did he comment on Da' Rick Rogers?
Garrison Smith: On Da' Rick... I really don't have anything to day. I was raised that all that you have is your word. All you can be is a man of your word. Are you a man of integrity or not? I am not going to comment on that because that's not my place.


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