Roquan Smith’s recruiting journey appears to be coming to an end.
Outgoing Macon County head coach Larry Harold said Wednesday evening that Smith will make his commitment and file scholarship papers Friday, nine days after originally committing to UCLA.
“He’s 100 percent,” Harold said of Smith’s plan to commit Friday.
Harold declined further comment.
Smith, who did not file his national letter-of-intent following his Feb. 4 announcement on ESPNU, backed off his UCLA commitment that afternoon after word surfaced of the possible departure of the coach who recruited him, Jeff Ulbrich. Two days later, Ulbrich left the UCLA program to join the Atlanta Falcons as their linebackers coach.
Heading into National Signing Day, Smith was considering UCLA, Georgia, Michigan and Texas A&M, with UCLA and Georgia the final two.