“I’m just happy to be a Georgia Bulldog.”

For those of you who thought Roquan Smith’s decision to forego signing a NLI with Georgia was some evidence of him being a prima donna, he won’t even talk about it now.

And now, he flat out refuses to discuss the whole UCLA debacle. I tried several times to get him to share some details about the experience and his interactions with them since, to no avail.

“I don’t really have a comment on that; I’m just going to let it lay where it lay,” Smith said. “I try not to remember that day. I’m just happy to be a Georgia Bulldog. My main focus is just getting up there and doing what I can do to get on the field and help my teammates out.”

There are a lot of kids in this class I’m really looking forward to seeing what they can contribute this season, but Smith’s the one I’m most intrigued about, because of his fairly unique (for Georgia, anyway) skill set for the ILB position.  He’s kinda this year’s Isaiah McKenzie in that regard.  It doesn’t sound like there’s anything to worry about as to his mindset.

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16 responses to ““I’m just happy to be a Georgia Bulldog.”

  1. SOWEGA kid, he’ll be fine.

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  2. JCDAWG83

    It’s nice to see the kid have the maturity to handle the question that way.

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    • Otto

      Agreed, I was one of the people that didn’t like the mindset he seemed to display. I am hopeful that I will be proven wrong.

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  3. Chadwick

    Reminds me of a Raylan line from Justified…”The past is a statement. The future is a question.”

    Damn glad that kid chose UGA.

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  4. 202dawg

    GATA, Roquan

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  5. Debby Balcer

    He has his head on right. So glad he is here instead of in UCLA.

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  6. Macallanlover

    Glad to have him aboard. He got caught in a messy situation through no fault of his own, ultimately I think it will be prove to be a decision he should have made in the first place. I hope he keeps his focus on what is ahead and leaves the postmortem to the media vultures. All that matters now is for RS to show everyone he was well worth the wait. Smith plays a position that gives him a shot at making a contribution this fall. You certainly have to like the start based on his comments and attitude expressed yesterday. Go forth and win multiple rings young man!

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  7. DC Weez

    Paraphrasing Tone Loc, that Roquan is a Monsta! Welcome to Dawg Nation once and for all! Cheers Roquan!

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  8. Paraphrasing Isaac Hayes, he a bad mutha, shut yo mowf, but I’m just talkin bout Roquan!

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  9. I Wanna Red Cup

    Paraphrasing Afroman, I was gonna go to UCLA, but then they lie, was gonna wear that gold and blue, but they lie, now i am a bulldawg and i know why, cause we don’t lie, we don;t lie, we don’t lie

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  10. Grayish

    I hope he can contribute some but he’s a little light right now.

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    • He’s going to play as a freshman likely in passing downs as the guy to cover the drag/crossing route and will probably be a heavy contributor on special teams given his combination of size and speed.

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