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:
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