Tyler Smith has been rumored to commit to UGA soon, but it turns out that isn’t the case.
Smith, a 4-star wide receiver from McEachern High School, denied those rumors on Tuesday.
“I am not committing any time soon,” Smith told the AJC. “I also have no idea where I’m going to commit yet. I think those rumors have started because it’s an in-state program and (UGA) has two commitments from my school.”
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior does have UGA in his top three, though, along with Auburn and North Carolina in no particular order.
Smith’s current quarterback at McEachern is Bailey Hockman, who happens to be UGA’s QB commit in the class of 2017. Smith, who is also a 2017 prospect, has discussed the possibility of playing together again with Hockman in college.
“We have talked about it,” Smith said. “He hasn’t been pushing me into committing, though. He keeps telling me just go where I feel most comfortable. It definitely matters that he is going to be there because we want to still have that connection in college. We basically share one brain right now. He looks at me and I know exactly what he wants me to do.”
Even though UGA currently has four commits at receiver in this year’s class, he isn’t worried about it. He feels like he can compete with them.
“I’m not scared at all,” he said. “I feel like I am the best.”
He is ranked as the state’s No. 24 prospect in next year’s recruiting class.