I continue to be impressed as hell with the staff’s prowess on the recruiting trail. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. Shortly after Tom Herman took over at Texas, he turned his sights on a Georgia commit out of that state, running back Toneil Carter, and convinced Carter to take an official visit to UT.
Smart’s response? Not gonna happen.
That’s not exactly convincing an in state kid to turn down an invite to see Paul Johnson. Herman’s an excellent recruiter who learned his trade from one of the best in Urban Meyer, has plenty of contacts in the state of Texas and is playing on his home turf. And yet Smart was able to move fast and shut that approach down cold.
Not bad. Not bad at all.