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Roquan Smith to "take a week or so" to make college decision

The 2015 four-star linebacker was set to join UCLA before a change to the coaching staff caused him to open things back up.

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Larry Harold, the coach of four-star 2015 linebacker Roquan Smith (Montezuma, Georgia), says Smith will "take a week or so" to make his final college decision, according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constituiton.

Smith committed to UCLA and intended to sign with them until he found out defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was planning on taking a position with the Atlanta Falcons

The Bruins are still in the mix, but Georgia, Michigan and Texas A&M will be considering again as well.

“It’s not an open recruitment really, it’s just the same four schools and he’s going to take a week or so to decide,” Harold said. “He’s going to take this weekend off, spend time with his family and relax, be a teen-ager. And then next week maybe he’ll start calling some coaches again and rehash it all.

“(The recruiting period) isn’t over until the end of April, so there’s no rush. You know, it is a big decision and he needs to take his time, especially in lieu of what happened with the coach at UCLA leaving. So there’s a lot for him to consider. These things happen. But he needs to do what’s best for him and his family just like Coach Ulbrich did what’s best for him and his family. Everybody needs to do what’s best for their situation.”

Harold also said the coaches of the four schools in the running have told him their offers still apply, so we will see what happens. Smith has a good relationship with Michigan defensive coordinator DJ Durkin, so we'll see if they are able to make a push for Smith before he makes his final decision.