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Report: Smith Likely to Take a Week for Decision, Ulbrich Expected to Join Falcons

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the HS coach of LB Roquan Smith will likely take a week to make his decision on where to attend college.

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An article written by Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that LB Roquan Smith will probably take about a week to make his decision on where to attend college.

Macon County HS athletic director and football coach Larry Harold is quoted as saying:

(The recruiting period) isn’t over until the end of April, so there’s no rush. You know, it is a big decision and he needs to take his time, especially in lieu of what happened with the coach at UCLA leaving. So there’s a lot for him to consider. These things happen. But he needs to do what’s best for him and his family just like Coach Ulbrich did what’s best for him and his family. Everybody needs to do what’s best for their situation.

I’m happy because he seems so relaxed now, and that’s all I care about. I just told him, "take your time, take your time." He’s going to enjoy the weekend. He’s saying a week or so. But if it takes longer than that, it’s fine too.

All the coaches have called me and let me know that the scholarship offers are still good, so it’s all good.

Towers also indicates that Harold thinks it's a done deal that Ulbrich will leave UCLA for the Falcons. Towers writes:

As for Ulbrich, he’s actually in Atlanta Thursday, touring the Falcons’ facilities in Flowery Branch and meeting with head coach Dan Quinn and the rest of his staff. Indications are he’s set to join the team. Harold believes it’s a done deal.

"He never came out and said it but he did say last night he was strongly considering it," Harold said. He’s supposed to be in Atlanta today visiting the facilities and meeting with them and probably signing a contract. It seems pretty strong that he’s gone."

Either Harold knows something that he isn't saying or it sounds like he's pulling for Roquan to go to UGA because it's a big leap to go from "strongly considering it" to being "pretty strong that he's gone."

If Ulbrich leaves, who should Coach Mora hire as his third defensive coordinator in three years?