Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Countdown to Signing Day...7

One week left. A week from today ink meets paper. The anticipation is dripping off the brow of many a coach, not to mention a few million message boreders. Next Wednesday I'll be live blogging from Butts-Mehre as we await the fax machine wheels to turn...I can almost taste the coffee and doughnuts.

We've looked at one of this class' most versatile players, Alec Ogletree. For today, let's look at another...Garrison Smith.

size: 6'3" 255 lbs
school: Douglass HS  Atlanta, GA
position: DT

Smith is listed as a DT, but in the Dawgs' new base scheme he could likely play anywhere on the defensive front. As you watch the video below, take note of his ability to maintain his position and pursue the ball carrier.

video courtesy of RedShirtScouting

Yeh, I know....the music. Beggars make crappy choosers. But you can see the talent. Once Smith gets a hold of Snelling Dining Hall for a few months he'll be even better. He has the speed, strength and agility to help fill out the depth chart in August.

In a year when the Dawgs lose some serious talent on the defensive front, Garrison Smith should do more than fill those shoes.

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