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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart spoke with reporters on Tuesday and was asked about the possibility of college football adding a third signing period in the summer.

Smart started off by saying there are positives and negatives to the idea but that he's indifferent as of now. Per On3:

“As far as the mid-summer possible signing day, look, there’s positives and negatives to everything,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “We can sit here and debate it. Y’all guys put ’em all over the Internet. There’s high school coaches that say, ‘Well they won’t play their senior year.’ If a kid doesn’t play his senior year because he’s signed, I don’t really want him on my team.”

“If he’s going to opt out for his senior year then you’ll do the same to me. So I don’t really know if that’s a viable option,” Smart said. “A lot of high school coaches think well at least I’ll get my kids signed because players are losing opportunities ad nauseam by signing in December and not having spaces because of the portal. I don’t like the idea of someone signing before their senior year because I think the senior year matters.”

“I think in the state of Georgia and in the Southeastern Conference footprint, the high school season of your senior year still matters,” Smart said. “I want to watch a kid play. You know any NFL teams that want guys to skip their fourth year and not evaluate them or skip their third year that they would be draft eligible and not evaluate them?

“I prefer to have them play and grow. I think it’s good for the game. So I’m kind of indifferent and if that goes that way we’ll adjust to it the best we can.”

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