Kirby Smart on Walter Grant: “He doesn’t Play like a Freshman.”

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Kirby Smart on Walter Grant: “He doesn’t Play like a Freshman.”

Freshman linebacker Walter Grant (84) - Practice No. 19, Scrimmage No. 2 - UGA Fall Camp - Saturday, August 19, 2017
Freshman linebacker Walter Grant (84)
– Practice No. 19, Scrimmage No. 2 – UGA Fall Camp –
Saturday, August 19, 2017

 
 
During Kirby Smart’s press conference after practice on Tuesday, he discussed freshman outside linebacker Walter Grant. He praised the youngster for not playing like a freshman, and how natural football comes to him. 
 
Smart continued on to say that he is intelligent and has a high football IQ. The head coach complimented Grant’s technique. There wasn’t much negative coming out of Smart’s mouth when it came to Grant.
 
 

‘’He’s very intelligent.  He does a good job learning the system,” Smart praised.  “Most freshmen come in and go through this learning curve of learning the defense.  It just seems to come naturally to him.  I don’t know if it’s a football IQ or what.  He’s not flashed just unbelievable speed or athleticism like you might say a Leonard (Floyd) would.  But he understands football.  He leverages blocks, he plays with his hands well.  He’s a good football player and he has not struggled to pick up our system.  He doesn’t play like a freshman.’’


 
 
Grant is one of many freshmen that Smart praised during fall camp. As one of the many additions to the 2017 recruiting class, this group is already making a name for themselves. Grant just added himself to a long list, and it will be fun to watch him play this season.
 
 
Check out Kirby Smart’s comments on Walter Grant at the 3:00-minute mark in this video of the press conference:
 
 

 
 
Check out Walter Grant’s Gallery:
 
 
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