When it comes to defensive linemen one of the top players at this position from the Peach State is Garrison Smith from Atlanta (Ga.) Douglass High School. Smith, 6-3.5 and 255 pounds, is a monster. Last season as a junior he had a big time season, recording 108 tackles, 27 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles.
"God gave me power, speed and quickness," Smith said. "I give good effort and play hard all the time. I have worked hard this off-season. I want to keep my aggressiveness and I want to double (my stats) everything."
According to Smith he has about 25 scholarship offers. Schools like Georgia, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and Ohio State have all offered.
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"The first team to offer me was Auburn. It was during the season. Then I kind of lost contact with the new staff. Georgia and other schools came hard at me after that. But getting that first offer was real exciting. I am just thankful schools want to give me the opportunity to play college football.
"I like all the schools and I am just wide open. To be honest with you, me and my family are just flabbergasted. We like them all."
So far Smith has had the chance to visit Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee. He hopes to see some others soon.
"I am trying to get to a lot of schools but it's been hard. My parents work. I work. So I will see what I can do."
Smith is a member of the Rivals100. He's the No. 74 rated prospect in the country. Smith is a strong-side defensive end that could grow into a defensive tackle.