5-star Georgia commit Nolan Smith announces plans to officially visit Alabama
Nolan Smith has been firmly committed to Georgia for nearly two years now but with his recruitment finally hitting the home stretch, the Savannah, Ga., native has announced his plans to take full advantage of the opportunities he has to visit other programs before signing any scholarship papers.
It should be noted that while Smith is a native of the Peach State, he actually plays his prep football in Florida down at IMG Academy. He is currently rated as the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation and a five-star prospect by 247Sports Composite Rankings. He committed to the Bulldogs over Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Florida State back in January of 2017.
Now with just over two months before the early signing period arrives, Smith has announced he will be taking all five of his official visits before signing. The only official visit Smith as announced at this time is a visit to Tuscaloosa. Smith did not reveal which game but the Crimson Tide are set to host both Mississippi State and Auburn in November.
This news comes after Alabama extended a scholarship offer to Smith in June. Smith also attended a camp in Tuscaloosa back in the spring.
I will be taking all five of my Official Visits my first one will be to The University of Alabama, will be releasing a list later…
— Nolan Smith II (@SmithNoland2) October 11, 2018
While Georgia and Alabama aren’t scheduled to meet on the field this season, until a likely SEC Championship showdown in Atlanta, the two SEC foes will be battling it out off the field for the next several months on the recruiting front. That’s nothing new between these two programs but it will be interesting to see who wins the majority of the battles this season, as Georgia won more head-to-head recruiting battles over Alabama last season.
Will Nick Saban’s new, youthful staff prove to be a difference maker this season? We’ll soon find out.