Jake Reuse of UGASports.com reports Smith has signed a financial aid agreement to join Georgia. Smith, who attended Macon County High School in Montezuma, Ga., originally 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."
Smith is the No. 6 outside linebacker and the No. 77 recruit in the country, according to Rivals. He will enroll in summer classes and becoming an official recruit on the first day of class.
Smith recorded 79 total tackles, five sacks and two interceptions as a senior in 2014.
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