Kirby Smart was asked about the progress of both Natrez Patrick and Deangelo Gibbs during his National Signing Day press conference. Patrick’s issues resulted from a late-night traffic stop after the SEC Championship game. The reason for Gibbs’ absence has never been disclosed:
I think both of those kids are working really hard, doing the things we have asked them to do. Honest with you, we’re trying to help them as much off the field as on the field, right now.