Coach: Four-star LB Roquan Smith not signing LOI with new school
The high school coach for four-star linebacker Roquan Smith says he will not sign a letter of intent once he makes up his mind about where he will play college football.
Smith, who attended Macon County High School in Montezuma, Ga., committed to UCLA over Georgia, but didn’t sign or fax in his LOI after reports linked UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich to a job with the Atlanta Falcons.
Ulbrich agreed to take a linebacker coaching position with the Falcons this week.
“He’s not going to sign a letter of intent. The reason why is because what he went through last week," Smith's high school coach Larry Harold told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "This just gives us flexibility in case something else unexpectedly happens again."
Harold says there is “no timetable” on Smith selecting a school, but he “doesn’t expect it to drag out too much longer.”
Smith plans on committing to a school, enrolling in summer classes and becoming an official recruit on the first day of class.
“I guess you’ll really be able to tell if a coach or college really wants a kid if they’ll agree to do this – letting a kid come to their campus this summer without signing an LOI," Harold said.
Smith recorded 79 total tackles, five sacks and two interceptions as a senior in 2014.
- Scooby Axson