Kirby Smart comments on Georgia signee Quay Walker's decision to throw Tennessee hat
One of the wildest moments of National Signing Day came during 4-star OLB Quay Walker’s commitment ceremony, when he grabbed a Tennessee hat and pretended to put it on before tossing it across the room and putting on a Georgia hat.
Obviously, Tennessee fans didn’t take too kindly to Walker’s actions, and now he’ll have a target on his back when the Vols play the Bulldogs.
During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Georgia coach Kirby Smart said he didn’t see the incident, but added that he’ll try to teach Walker the proper way to handle situations like that in the future.
“I didn’t see it. I never saw it,” he said. “I was watching 2019 and 2020 tape at the time, so I didn’t actually see it. I did get a text from my wife that she was scared to death when he did that. That’s their moment in the sun, and some kids know how to handle it and some don’t. To each his own. When they get here, we’re going to try to teach them the correct way to handle some things, and that’s their moment in the sun. That’s their family’s time and opportunity to be on TV and give the University of Georgia some publicity, and I’m happy for Quay and his family.”
Walker is a big-time recruit and still a high-school kid, so Smart will likely take it easy on him after Wednesday’s antics.
However, Walker’s hat-throwing days will be over when he sets foot on Georgia’s campus.