Kirby’s in a mellower place, which is probably where you get to when you reel in the top signing class in the country.
“I think, for the majority of kids, it is a good thing,” Smart said. “They are able to make a decision at their own pace. They are ready to go. There are some kids that I think might have been pressured into making a decision that they may not have been ready to make yet. They thought, ‘if I don’t take this now, I won’t have it later.’
“I really think the Early Signing Period is an advantage for your mid-major or some schools that do a great job evaluating then another school comes in and last-second swoops up their kid. It is good and bad. I have no problem with it. If it benefits the student-athlete, then obviously, I am for it.”
As he should be.