ATHENS — Christopher Smith’s strength and playing speed is catching up to the recruiting hype that once followed him to Georgia three years ago.
It’s easy to say every player should stay ready for their opportunity. But in the days of this revolving NCAA portal door, it’s hard enough just to keep a talented player like Smith on the roster. Especially when he was backing up an All-American like Richard LeCounte the past three seasons.
Smith simply didn’t have the experience to come close to filling LeCounte’s shoes when the outgoing UGA star took himself out for the season in a well-documented Halloween Night motorcycle crash.
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