Kirby Smart has a bye week to hit the recruiting trail, but he figured he’d get a gander at his prized recruit for the Class of 2018.
Just two weeks ago, helicopters flew overhead to get a look at the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2018, QB Justin Fields, choose where he would continue his career. On Thursday night, his future coach at Georgia dropped in from a helicopter to see Fields in action.
Smart touched down to watch Fields lead Harrison High (Kennesaw, Ga.) against Dalton High in a nationally televised game on ESPN2.
SEC Country was on hand and caught Smart on the sidelines, talking with people in attendance and taking pictures with fans.
Smart’s arrival came not long after he regained the commitment of 4-star LB Adam Anderson on Thursday night, giving Georgia 10 commitments who are 4-star or better. That total is the most in the SEC for a class that is conversely ranked No. 1 in the SEC and sixth-best in the country.
Fields did leave the game late in the third quarter after breaking a finger on his throwing hand and did not return. He rushed for 207 yards and a touchdown while throwing for 185 yards and another score in the game. His Hoyas led region rival Dalton 28-23 at the time of the injury.
Nonetheless, it’s been a good month for Smart and his No. 3 Bulldogs, who are 7-0 entering the game next Saturday against rival Florida.