ATHENS – Finally, there was some good news on the recruiting trail for Georgia and head coach Kirby Smart with Monday’s announcement that Hapeville Charter cornerback Chris Smith has committed to the Bulldogs.

Smith chose Georgia over the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Florida, Ohio State and South Carolina.

"It really hit me Georgia was my school after my latest visit there," the 6-foot, 165-pound Smith said. "My mom and my family were cool with me going to any of my top six schools, so that was kind of a clean slate for me, but Georgia is it for me.”

Smith made his final decision after visiting Athens for the recent G-Day game.

"After visiting Georgia for their spring game, I knew that was where I wanted to go. All of the schools on my list are great schools and Georgia is one of the best, so why not go right down the road and play for the in-state school? They have everything I am looking for."

Smith said he told Smart of his decision back on April 24.

"It just clicked for me," Smith said. "I get a lot of love from the coaches and I love the feeling I have when I am there,” he said. “When I was there for the spring game, I felt like that is where I belong. The coaches make me feel wanted and I just feel at home there. It hit while I was there on G-Day that I was ready to commit to Georgia."

Smith is Georgia’s third verbal commitment for the Class of 2018.