Roquan Smith, an unsigned four-star linebacker from Montezuma, Georgia, will announce his college choice on Friday. He will reportedly choose between Georgia, Michigan, and Texas A&M.
Smith will not sign a National Letter of Intent, however. He will only sign scholarship papers to the school of his choice. That will leave him free to transfer or to not enroll for any reason.
After committing to sign with UCLA live on ESPNU on National Signing Day, Smith delayed sending in his National Letter of Intent. In fact, he never signed one.
Smith said in an interview with UGASports.com immediately after his announcement that he was still torn between the two schools but went ahead and made the commitment to UCLA.
Shortly afterwards, news broke that UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was reportedly leaving to become the linebackers coach with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
According to UGASports.com, Ulbrich told Smith that he declined the offer. However, Ulbrich was later officially named as the new Falcons linebackers coach.
Roquan Smith made several other interesting statements that alluded to several instances of deception by UCLA. It would appear that UCLA is out of the running, although he didn’t specifically mention it.
Georgia currently has 29 signees. Their class is currently rated 5th by Scout, 7th by Rivals, 8th by ESPN, and 11th by 247Sports.
UGA Signing Day 2015