Smoke Bouie has announced his allegiance to the Georgia Bulldogs. This is a familiar sentence to those who follow college football and Georgia recruiting.
The defensive back originally committed to Georgia while at Bainbridge High School. From November 1, 2020, to June 8, 2021, Bouie was a part of the Class of 2022 for UGA. Bouie decommitted from Georgia and ultimately followed to form Georgia defensive quality control coach Nick Williams to Texas A&M.
Bouie was part of a legendary recruiting class that Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies put together in the last recruiting cycle. However, after a 5 – 7 season in College Station, A&M has seen 25 players hit the transfer portal. Bouie was one of the most prominent and one of the few that Georgia remained interested in upon exiting the SEC West counterpart.
Bouie will have four years of eligibility remaining as he joins Georgia. Bouie played in only four games for A&M in the 2022 season. Bouie recorded four tackles and a pass deflection in games against Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida, and Massachusetts.
This is truly a full-circle moment for Bouie and Georgia. The former four-star prospect was ranked No. 120 overall in the Class of 2022. As a freshman, Bouie helped to lead the Bainbridge Bearcats to a state championship win over a talented Warner Robins team.
Fellow Bainbridge native Kirby Smart was in attendance and was greatly impressed by Bouie. The speedster received his offer from the Georgia Bulldogs the very next day. It says a lot that Georgia never waivered in its pursuit of Bouie, even with a knee injury and a detour through College Station.