WATCH: Kirby Smart let’s loose, enjoys Slip ‘N Slide during massive recruiting weekend
When walking the sidelines of Georgia football game, head coach Kirby Smart is almost always serious. He’s animated for sure, as he’s been known to jump around during the course of a game. But he’s almost always got a stern and focused look on his face.
But away from the field, he’s shown that he can have as much fun as the next guy. That was the case on Saturday when Georgia safety Richard LeCounte shared some video of Smart taking part in a makeshift Slip ‘N Slide.
Based on some of the reactions by those watching, they looked like they enjoyed Smart’s slide.
— Richard LeCounte III (@LilEasy_35) July 27, 2019
He acting a fool 😂 https://t.co/fSscQbcGiH
— Eric Stokes Jr (@_jamane_) July 27, 2019
It’s not a coincidence that Smart and the Georgia team are doing something like this just before the start of August. Fall camp is set to start very shortly — though Georgia has yet to officially announce a start date — and it’s a major recruiting weekend for the Bulldogs.
According to DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell, as many as 11 5-star prospects are expected to be on campus this weekend, as the dead period has temporarily been lifted. A dead period means that prospects are not allowed to visit a campus, thus meaning this weekend is a critical time for coaches, like Smart, to have some face time with prospective recruits.
This a huge season for the Bulldogs, who will likely begin the season ranked as the No. 3 team in the country when the preseason polls are released in August. Georgia will also play teams like Notre Dame, Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M. That’s all before a possible meet-up with Alabama in the SEC championship game, as both schools were picked by the media to win their respective divisions.
Georgia begins the 2019 season on Aug. 31, when the Bulldogs visit the Vanderbilt Commodores. The game is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
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