Kirby Smart to attend satellite camp at home of nation’s No. 1 prospect

Another week on the road for Kirby Smart

Kirby Smart will hit the road for satellite camps again this week.

The UGA football coach will attend at least two off-campus prospect camps, including one hosted by the high school of the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit for 2018.

On Wednesday, Smart will be the celebrity coach at the LakePoint Showcase in Cartersville, Ga. The star attraction at the camp will be Trevor Lawrence, the 5-star quarterback from Cartersville High School who is rated as the country’s top junior.

Trevor Lawrence (Rob Saye/Special)

UGA, Tennessee and Clemson appear to be the frontrunners for Lawrence, who made an unofficial visit with the Bulldogs this weekend. Smart will get to see the prized prospect again on Wednesday on Lawrence’s home turf.

“It didn’t take a whole lot of convincing to get Kirby to come,” Cartersville High School coach Joey King said with a laugh. “He played for my uncle (Joe Kines, the former UGA defensive coordinator), and he said he’d ‘love to be there.’ I’m sure it helped with Trevor being there. I know Kirby loves being around Trevor.”

King organized the camp. Smart will be joined there by coaching personnel from Georgia Tech, Colorado State, and Iowa, among other colleges. It costs $40 per player to participate, and the camp will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Thursday, Smart is scheduled to go to another satellite camp in Buford.

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