ATHENS — Kirby Smart couldn’t help but laugh when asked what his pitch was for super recruit Demetris Robertson, who visited this past weekend with his entire family.
“I feel like we’ve been pitching it for a long time, man,” Smart said with a chuckle after Georgia’s practice Friday. “We just keep pitching it and pitching it.”
“That was a big selling point,” Smart said. “I didn’t want to hear about Hines Ward or whoever the pro first-rounders were. I said tell me about the guys who didn’t make it in the NFL. We did a really intensive study and found a lot of guys were in really successful in different fields and I think that was a good sales pitch for him. He gets it now.”
On the field, Smart said the Bulldogs are selling Robertson on offensive coordinator Jim Chaney’s ability to feature Robertson in Georgia’s offense.
“They tossed the ball to him in high school,” Smart said. “He can get out there and do a lot of things that Coach Chaney used at Pitt and at Tennessee. He uses guys a lot of ways to get him the ball. He’s a feature player.”