Nolan Smith would’ve been one of the more talked about players this spring, given his promising freshman season and his well-discussed motor and effort.
And the former No. 1 overall recruit isn’t letting the current suspension of practices stop him from getting better.
Smith posted a video to his Twitter account discussing his workout routines and how he is passing the time while he is away from Athens as the campus is largely closed due to the coronavirus.
— Nolan Smith II (@SmithNoland2) March 20, 2020
Smith made mention of the fact that most gyms and schools are closed at the moment, so he’s having to resort to some old fashion ways of improving his body.
As a freshman, Smith finished with 2.5 sacks while also serving as a key rotational piece on Georgia’s stout defense. The Bulldogs gave up only two rushing touchdowns all season and finished with the No. 1 scoring defense in the country.
As a sophomore, he figures to only get better and help the Bulldogs improve their pass rush. As a team, Georgia ranked 46th in sacks. The four College Football Playoff teams all ranked in the top-25 of that category.
But a big year from Smith could make the Georgia pass rush much better.
“Nolan Smith is going to be a freak. This dude is freaky Friday,” Georgia legend David Pollack said. “The way he plays the game with his athleticism, with his attitude, that man is a superstar stud.”
Smith will be joined by the likes of Azeez Ojulari, Adam Anderson, Jermaine Johnson and incoming freshman Mekhail Sherman to form one of the top outside linebacker groups in the country.
The IMG Academy product also figures to one day be a Georgia captain, and it’s videos like this that demonstrate why that might be the case. He asked for fellow Bulldogs and Georgia strength and conditioning coach Scott Sinclair to post videos of their workouts.
Sinclair obliged, quickly posting a video of his own. He also been providing general workouts that you can do from your home on his own Twitter account, which I would personally recommend doing. They’re a great way to stay in shape with most gyms closed down.
— scott sinclair (@coach_sinclair) March 20, 2020
Smith also got a reaction out of fellow sophomore Nakobe Dean and cornerback Eric Stokes. The three likely could be standout defenders for Georgia once the 2020 season rolls around.
— Eric Stokes Jr (@_jamane_) March 20, 2020
— Nakobe Dean🔝 (@KobeDean2) March 20, 2020
Spring practice and Georgia’s G-Day game have been canceled, so it is not yet known when Smith and his teammates will return to the practice field. But you can bet whenever that time comes, Smith will be ready to go.
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