Douglass’ Smith likes USC’s ‘real cool dudes’

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Being recruited by USC has taught Douglass defensive tackle Garrison Smith a thing or two about life on the West Coast.

“I actually talk to two coaches, Coach T-Mac [Todd McNair] and Coach [Jethro] Franklin,” Smith told scout.com. “They are real cool dudes and are just real down to earth. They aren’t Hollywood type people like a lot of people like to stereotype those who live out in California.”

Smith, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound rising senior, hasn’t been to California — yet, anyway — but it’s in his plans.

“Oh, yeah, oh yeah, that’s a big trip and I gotta go see what it’s like in California,” he said. “I heard it never rains in southern California, just like the song says.”

With more than 50 schools offering him scholarships — Georgia and Georgia Tech long ago became part of that number, along with the who’s who of college football — Smith has his pick. But for now he lacks interest in anointing a favorite.

“I’m just looking at all the schools and seeing what they have to offer,” he said. “I like all the schoolsand I wasn’t expecting all of this to happen with recruiting, and have so many amazing opportunities. I’m just real thankful for everything and I‘m just going to check out all the schools. God has been good to me.”

25 comments Add your comment

dap01

June 12th, 2009
3:37 pm

Hurry out to USC, perhaps you can get some free goodies before the probation hits.

SEC fan

June 12th, 2009
3:46 pm

Must be awfully expensive for friends and family to travel to California to watch a kid play. Folks say for kids to go where the kid feels comfortable. Many times the kids don’t consider how hard it will be for their loved ones to come see them play. Where ever this guy goes, I hope he considers his loved ones and their ability to watch him.

m

June 12th, 2009
4:21 pm

Come to Tech. Free pizza and tickle piles.

45-42

June 12th, 2009
4:23 pm

Wins against UGA also available @ Tech. Suck it.

Sanford Drive

June 12th, 2009
4:33 pm

Yes, once a decade you can beat a legitimate team.

I SAID IT

June 12th, 2009
4:37 pm

No wonder tech students are getting shot up left and right. Their like pest, they rewrite the words lame, square, dork, wuss, and everything else in between.

DaltonDAWG706

June 12th, 2009
4:41 pm

SEC fan you couldnt be more wrong, You sir of all ppl should know that the SoQueer Condoms & their Boosters will pay big bucks to the families of the kids to fly them out there for every game or buy their family houses and sports cars to ride around in just to have them come and play for their gay school. I mean everyone around these parts already knows they are cheats!

Dawgtime

June 12th, 2009
4:43 pm

This is a perfect 3 technique DT for UGA’s defensive front. He is a great kid. I don’t blame him for enjoying all the benefits of being recruited. Go see the country and then come home and become a member of the Dawg family. Notice I didn’t say anything negative about another school. That is called class. Try it. Making childish comments that was coined in the wrestling culture is pathetic. “Suck it”. Grow up. Check out the last decade.

Tadd

June 12th, 2009
4:45 pm

Along with tickle piles at GT I bet they also offer pole smoking 101 for all young men.

JT

June 12th, 2009
4:52 pm

I think that Tech should change the mascot from that bug to the Georgia Institute of Technology Butt Pirates. Bye the way, what’s up with it’s legs & those black tights?

Don't Tase Me Bro

June 12th, 2009
5:10 pm

Any other terrorists arrested at Tech lately?

gatorman770

June 12th, 2009
5:16 pm

Go to USC…the NCAA evidently gives them a special “housing for yo momma” exemption.

Maddog

June 12th, 2009
6:14 pm

If he thinks the USC dudes are “cool” just wait till Kiffin and staff rip their shirts off and holler “UT Wild Boyz”!! LOL!!

These posts

June 12th, 2009
7:00 pm

are a real tribute to sportsmanship and gentlemen. Stay classy bulldogs!

elephant slayer

June 12th, 2009
8:19 pm

Tech fans are so weird. Gay stayments about tickle piles in a football column need to be eliminated. Gator Nation fans and players do not have time for this crap. Lets talk football not gay stuff from the Tech!

Bubba

June 13th, 2009
12:32 am

The amusing twist to Garrison’s recruiting and his interest in USC is that the goobers from Colon, S.C. think they are the USC that has Garrison’s interest. Surely the Old Ball Sack is not one of the “real cool dudes.”

Be sure to Google; This is South Carolina football for an indepth look a mediocrity.

Tony

June 13th, 2009
8:29 am

To I Said It. At least the Tech professors aren’t shooting and killing people. Next time it might be students a professor shoots. If I were a parent of a student at uga I would be worried about that. Also your comment sounds like a threat to me. Are you planning on comming to Atlana to shoot students?

[...] Douglass? Smith likes USC?s ?real cool dudes? 3:07 pm June 12, 2009, by Darryl Maxie By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com Being recruited by USC has taught Douglass defensive tackle Garrison Smith a thing or two about life on the West Coast. ?I actually talk to two coaches, Coach T-Mac [Todd McNair] and Coach [Jethro] Franklin,? Smith told scout.com. ?They are real cool dudes and are just real down to earth. They aren?t Hollywood type people like a lot of people like to stereotype those who live out in California.? Smith, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound rising senior, hasn?t been to California ? yet, anyway ? but it?s in his plans. ?Oh, yeah, oh yeah, that?s a big trip and I gotta go see what it?s like in California,? he said. ?I heard it never rains in southern California, just like the song says.? With more than 50 schools offering him scholarships ? Georgia and Georgia Tech long ago became part of that number, along with the who?s who of college football ? Smith has his pick. But for now he lacks interest in anointing a favorite. ?I?m just looking at all the schools and seeing what they have to offer,? he said. ?I like all the schoolsand I wasn?t expecting all of this to happen with recruiting, and have so many amazing opportunities. I?m just real thankful for everything and I?m just going to check out all the schools. God has been good to me.? Douglass’ Smith likes USC’s ‘real cool dudes’ | AJC College Sports Recruitin… [...]

gk

June 13th, 2009
11:40 am

Im a fan of neither tech or UGA, but you guys shouldn’t talk trash about tragic events…have some compassion.

UGA people really can’t be talking trash about terrorists at Tech when a UGA PROFESSOR killed some people and vica versa.

UGA fans are classless and the ones that start the terrorist talk are likely retards that never went there.

mcdawg

June 13th, 2009
1:36 pm

why is it that all these Tech want to talk about are tickle piles?

Leave Him Alone

June 13th, 2009
1:52 pm

The kid is young, probably not world traveled like most of you, so give him a break. Just save the comments, show them to him in 10 years, and hope he cringes at least a little.

CHill Dawg

June 13th, 2009
7:58 pm

gk, come on man, there is no way you can generalize an entire fanbase based on comments posted over the internet. Just about everyone speaks there mind and is “classless” when their team is spoken poorly of. C’mon now.

tenn.DAWG

June 14th, 2009
12:46 pm

When it’s all said and done he will know where he belongs,in the Red & Black.GATA Garrison !!!

One Win Tech

June 14th, 2009
5:34 pm

One win in how many years against UGA? Tech fans are so giddy over a 3 point win. I still like 51-7, and 51-7 is > 45-42 any day.

Beat UGA by 44, and we’ll talk.

Diamond Dawg

June 15th, 2009
11:21 am

Guys, Tech is not even on his radar and the Tech fans know it. Recruits love hearing that we have beat UGA once in eight years. Thats oustanding guys. What a bunch of loosers!!!!!!!!!!!!!