Ben Jones, on Kirby Smart and Stacy Searles (who was his position coach at Georgia:
Finally, Jones touched on what it was like to be recruited by Searels.
“I was an easy sell,” Jones said. “I wanted to be at Georgia. The relationship he built with me right away, he was a guy I trusted and a guy I wanted to work for. You gotta think, Kirby Smart was my recruiter on the other end at Alabama. Those were my two top teams and you know where I ended up—at Georgia. So you got to give Coach Searels some credit, he beat out the big dawgs. We always give him (Kirby) a hard time about it. I talk to Kirby all the time and say man, I lived 20 minutes from Tuscaloosa and went to Georgia. So you must not be that good of a recruiter.”
Oh, sure, they laugh about that now…