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5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Figured LSU and Georgia fans could discuss as it appears currently they're the top 2 schools.









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Possesses impressive size that is definitely college-ready and translates to multiple fronts. Tall and wears his weight well despite being north of 300 pounds. Size and natural athleticism allow for position- and scheme-versatile roles. Mass manifests in impressive functional strength that fosters disengaging ability. Packs point-of-attack punch and also shows varied move set. Shows good lateral range for a big-bodied interior lineman. Naturally high center of gravity affects pad level and leverage consistency. Can tighten change of direction. Massive size relative to age could suggest limited physical ceiling in the long term. Elite defensive line prospect in the 2021 class. Potential impact college player with early-round NFL Draft ceiling.


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Dawg Nation article


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Package deals? Among 5-stars from different time zones? (Rolls eyes.)

We get it. Those things play well in March or May before the senior season but then reality sets in. It is just the norm when young men with their own priorities get closer to that life-shaping decision.

Korey Foreman-Maason Smith-Georgia recruiting
What are the chances that 5-star Korey Foreman and 5-star DT Maason Smith will play together in college? It sounds like they are very substantial. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Those coy lines in interviews tease fan bases in the spring and summer. But then almost always unravel in the fall.

It happens so often that veteran reporters tend to regard such headlines and click magnets. They tend to resemble fool’s good for their own credibility.

It happens so much it is far-fetched to ever expect it. Even in a different recruiting cycle altered by a pandemic.

But then the young man who says what he means and means what says offers his authentic opinion.

Should a line that says 5-star Korey Foreman and 5-star Maason Smith will play together be taken seriously? Is this relationship any different?

“I honestly think it is,” Smith said. “I am 100 percent sure that I will be playing college football with Korey Foreman. Yeah.”

Those two chat about their combined futures together just about every day. Every. Day.


UGA Sports article


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The pressure built to the point where the 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior had to clearly reiterate his intentions to the LSU staff.

"Last year I definitely [felt more pressure]. Then I just told them like, 'I'm not going to make my decision until December 16th, 2020. So, whether you pressure me or not, it's still that date.' But, they've done a really good job of giving me space during this tough process," Smith said. "They want me 100 times more than a lot of people, because I'm in-state, and they've got a lot more pressure to get me here, too. They're a very good program, and they really understand that I'm trying to make the best decision about my life and my family. So they really don't even pressure anymore. They always tell me some funny stuff, like jokes and stuff, but nothing really serious, because they feel like they've already made a good relationship with me, to know that I'll be good."

For Smith, that step back from the pressure of LSU allowed him a chance to explore his other options.

"Athens, Georgia was the first place I went. I made that a plan.... So here, everything got shut down on March 13, and I was at LSU on March 7. So the whole time, I haven't gone anywhere. The first place I told myself I was going to go, was Athens, Georgia, because I've been planning to go to Athens since I was in 10th grade, and it always fell through. So I had to get down there, and see what all the hype was about," Smith said.





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“I put together this trip to try and get some guys that haven’t seen the campus and some commits that haven’t seen the campus and give them a chance to see what Baton Rouge has to offer,” Nussmeier said. “I’m pretty familiar with the area and also guys like Maason Smith who is very familiar with the area are going to kind of give the guys the tour and see what the area has to offer."

For Foreman, he joined Smith in Athens this past month for a similar style visit. Georgia is considered to be one of the top teams in the mix for Foreman, who is a one-time Clemson commitment. The Bulldogs have also been pressing for Smith, and LSU will attempt to land the package deal over a press from programs like Georgia, Southern Cal and more.

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thunderbird1100
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
At least 10 pages, calling it now


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3morereps
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
I started a thread on him last night. Why create another


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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Watch them both just land at USC.


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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Said this in the other thread. The only way I see Maason leaving the state is if Orgeron is fired. This is no slight to Georgia, just the relationship is a very strong one and has been for years. Kid is from the bayou region, Orgeron's stomping ground and is a DT, Orgeron's specialty and they have a close relationship.


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Dragula
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I started a thread on him last night. Why create another



Because you clearly started that thread troll, the hook was obvious.


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Captain Crown
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Look at the difference in information and you tell me why
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Captain Crown
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
"Shock the world"


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AHM21
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
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Look at the difference in information and you tell me why




Because he triggered you by implying Georgia had a shot, so you looked up all this info to make a different thread that would overshadow that thread.

What do I win?


Captain Crown
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
I follow recruiting and Maason is an LSU target that could be considered a Georgia lean. Figured it would be a place to talk to Georgia fans about it. Not sure why you think I am triggered .


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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
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Figured it would be a place to talk to Georgia fans about it.


And the idiot gump still couldn't resist.


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Porter Osborne Jr
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
He's an obvious LSU lean but UGA has made major strides with him and given him something to think about. Hopefully we can get him back on campus.


Captain Crown
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Porter reading those articles from the Georgia side don't make me feel near as confident. And the whole teaming up with Foreman makes me believe Maason could want to get out of state for college.


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Porter reading those articles from the Georgia side don't make me feel near as confident


Meh, they're only trying to sell subscriptions

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And the whole teaming up with Foreman makes me believe Maason could want to get out of state for college.



And those rarely work out. I see Smith to LSU and Foreman some where else way more.


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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Spiegelman put out the Forecast to Georgia today.

Covers Rivals recruiting in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

ETA: This is for Foreman, not Smith

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Captain Crown
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Good stuff Diddly. I noticed a Georgia pick from a Michigan State insider for Maason.



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DawgsLife
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
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“I honestly think it is,” Smith said. “I am 100 percent sure that I will be playing college football with Korey Foreman. Yeah.”



He better be ready to follow Korey Foreman, then. I sa an article (can't remember where, so I can't give a link) where Foreman said they were close and would love to play together, but that he was good going his own way.

That said, I think we are in it, but I also think LSU is a good ways ahead with Maason Smith, and maybe even with Foreman.

I could be wrong as those are just my impression. I will be surprised if they play together, and I will say if they DO go to the same school it would be LSU.

Again, just a feeling on my part.


Captain Crown
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
Good stuff DL. Like we discussed before let's see which bag wins


DawgsLife
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
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I follow recruiting and Maason is an LSU target that could be considered a Georgia lean.


You really believe he is a Georgia lean? I mean....yeah, I hope so, and I think we are in it, but him being a lean would surprise me.


DawgsLife
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re: 5* DT Maason Smith discussion
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Good stuff DL. Like we discussed before let's see which bag wins

I usually try to give my honest opinion. I get in trouble with some Georgia fans because of that, but I at least attempt to be fair and look at stuff objectively.

If one school gets both.....wow!


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