Recruiting in style


Dallis Mullett, Editor

Touch Down: Smart lands on the football field and makes way to the schools main building. He plans on speaking to some of the varsity football players about their sports career and future plans.

This afternoon, Head Coach of the University of Georgia, Kirby Smart, landed on Joe Kinnan Field to pay a special visit to one of the Manatee High football players. As a recruiter for his University as well as head coach, it is Smart’s job to evaluate different players in various high schools and choose them for his team. If deemed eligible, certain players will be given the opportunity to attend schools on a sports scholarship.  After the Hurricanes made a comeback this season, several of the players truly shined and gained the eye of coaches in several colleges around and outside of the state.