Four-star linebacker Roquan Smith made history on the recruiting scene this month when he decided to commit to his school of choice without signing a binding letter of intent.

According to Larry Harold, Smith’s prep coach at Macon County and the pointman during his recruitment, told the AJC last week that an assistant on Georgia’s coaching staff agreed with Smith’s trailblazing decision.

“The UGA coaches were fine with Roquan not signing an NLI — actually one of the coaches said that if their son is good enough, they’re not going to let him sign an NLI either. I’m not going to say which UGA coach it was. You’re going to have to ask them. He was like ‘Coach, if my son is good enough and is in the same position as Roquan, I’m not going to let him sign an NLI. I understand exactly why you’re doing this.’ They get it. So I guess the buzz is going around.”

Smith committed to UCLA on National Signing Day, but didn’t send a signed LOI after learning there was a chance defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, his primary recruiter, was leaving for the NFL. Smith’s decision to keep the ball in his court and only sign financial aid papers with the Bulldogs has made national news as a possible popular choice for top recruits in the future.

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Harold says Smith is ‘100 percent committed’ to Georgia and has ended his recruitment. The plan is for Smith to sign his LOI when he arrives on campus this summer.