Recruit’s Commitment Video Released Early

GeorgiaBulldogsHat.jpgOne of the highlights for high-school athletes fortunate enough to be considered worthy of recruitment by big-time college sports programs is often the press conference where they announce the school of their choice, often by donning that university’s cap or some other apparel.

The moment was somewhat spoiled for Garrison Smith, a defensive lineman from Atlanta’s Douglass High. Smith announced at Shout in midtown Atlanta Sunday night that he would attend the University of Georgia to play football for the Bulldogs. But a video of Smith putting on a Georgia cap and stating his intentions to play for the Bulldogs was accidentally released Friday night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

ugasports.com blamed a server reset, which changed the time for the release of the video. The Journal-Constitution reported that Smith also made a video committing to the University of Florida, adding that many recruits film these types of videos in advance for multiple schools.