As transfer portal interest heats up, Kirby Smart doubles down on recruiting philosophy

ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart made an insightful comment about Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets haven’t suddenly become a better team as they stare another 3-win season in the face, but Smart has seen the talent improve at Georgia Tech under Geoff Collins.

And he points to the transfer portal as the biggest reason why.

“They’ve stacked some good players that’ve come back to the city of Atlanta,” Smart said at his press conference on Monday. “When you look across the board, a lot of kids on that team that went to go play somewhere else that all of us recruited, have come back.”

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As the college football season comes to a close, the transfer portal figures to once again heat up. It’s become a new way to improve your roster quickly, as Michigan State displayed this season.


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