Imagine UGA defensive secondary with Branden Smith and Greg Reid

UGA fans get excited about the possibility of a defensive secondary featuring Branden Smith and Greg Reid.

Smith likes the idea, too.


“I don’t know Greg very well, but his performance (two interceptions) in the all-star game speaks for itself,” Smith said. “All he does is make plays.”

“I’d love for Greg to come to Georgia with me. It would great to have two Georgia boys back there locking down wide receivers and helping the Bulldogs win championships.”

Smith, from Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High, is the state’s top prospect and has committed to Georgia.

Reid played at Lowndes and is arguably the state’s hottest prospect after winning MVP honors at the Under Armour All-America game. Reid backed off his longtime commitment to Florida and is now considering the Gators, Georgia, Florida State and Alabama.

Smith denied rumors that he would consider other schools if Reid, who plays the same position, committed to Georgia. “Not true, at all. When I picked Georgia, I picked the school that was best for me, [regardless] of what other prospects do. And I would love it if Greg Reid came to Georgia, too. I think he’s a guy who is really going to be able to help a team out. I’d love for it to be Georgia with me. I want all the best players to sign with Georgia so we can have the best team possible.”

But will Reid sign with the Bulldogs? Or is it wishful thinking?

25 comments Add your comment


January 17th, 2009
4:35 pm

From where I sit it looks like CMR has lost his killer instinct. Maybe the loss of QB/RB luxuries will get him back in the game/.

UGA Girl

January 17th, 2009
4:30 pm

When are you folks going to grow up and accept the fact that Willie Martinez isn’t going anywhere? Wasn’t it just a year ago that we were praising him for the dominating defense Georgia had during the 2007 season. Injuries and the inability to practice the way we needed to hurt us. We went back to basics before the bowl and it paid off. Don’t think for a minute that our boys won’t be worked hard this off season. True Dawgs support the team no matter what. I’ve had enough of these fair weather fans constantly bashing our coaches and players. If Richt wasn’t able to close deals, do you think we would have gotten a commitment from AJ Green his JUNIOR year? Oh yeah, Knowshon also chose GA over FL on signing day and I think Reid will too. Richt is one of the best coaches in college football and you should be greatful.

SEC fan

January 17th, 2009
3:05 pm

Reid should go to Georgia where he can be a starter immediately. Florida has 2 starters from this past year in front of Reid. Reid and Smith can be the best cover corner combination in the nation as Freshmen.


January 17th, 2009
8:53 am

CMR is a great coach however every school needs good-cop-bad-cop when it comes to head coach and DC/OC . Right now we have good-cop-good-cop and things need to change. GO DAWGS!!!


January 16th, 2009
5:08 pm

The Murray kid from Tampa….CMR took him right out ur backyard….pretty much head to head battle…just enjoy Tebow


January 16th, 2009
4:03 pm

I have to agree with 1953 dawg. I’m a big Lowndes Vikings fan and Greg Reid fan as well, but to see Richt out recruit Meyer is yet to be seen. Greg Reid is a Gator. I think it’s a smart move to have Branden Smith make comments about his desire to be in the back field with Reid, but still don’t think that will happen. Meyer and crew will get the job done and i won’t be surprised to see Reid sign as a Gator.

SEC fan

January 16th, 2009
12:30 pm

1953 dawg
Really sorry to hear that one of your top recruits at Tennessee just got arrested for felonious assault. You can read about it on the ESPN site.


January 16th, 2009
9:21 am

1953 Dawg, when you say Tennessee hired the best Defensive Coordinator in the NFL are you talking about the one that couldn’t stop the Raiders in a game that would have put them in the playoffs had they won?

SEC fan

January 16th, 2009
8:55 am

1953 dawg
See ya are still smoking dope and carrying that lousy attitude. Light up another one and get on the big Knoxville newspaper site where your cronies are. You are always whining about something. Amazing how some Vol fans distinguish themselves. By the way, quit mentioning the Gators, someone might get the idea you are a Gator fan (we don’t need your type).


January 16th, 2009
8:38 am

A-men,1953 dawg, let’s just see if Richt & company can close and get the top recruits they have on the board to come to UGA, if you look back on the past years they have always struck out on the last few big time recruits they were undecided until signing day, let’s just see what happens this year.If they strike out again, then something has to been done very very quickly.