According to a report by Seth Emerson of the AJC, Alabama is specifically blocking defensive back Maurice Smith’s transfer to Georgia.

Emerson spoke to Smith’s mother who confirmed the news.

“He wants to go to Georgia. Period,” Samyra Smith said. “That’s where he wants to go.

“The university is continuing to be resistant to any request to release my son. That’s where we are,” Samyra Smith said. “In (Saban’s) mind, the best decision is for him to stay here. And he doesn’t think anything other than that is best for the kid.”

It was reported in early July that Smith had been unsuccessful getting a release despite several attempts during June and July.

Smith finished last season with 15 tackles and a sack. He’s set to graduate this month from Alabama.