Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception on Saturday, connecting six times for 178 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper
Two division champions to meet in the Georgia Dome
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 13 games and earned two starts as a true freshman, recording nine tackles with four solo stops ... also broke up two passes.Arkansas: Recorded two solo tackles against the Razorbacks. Florida Atlantic: Assisted on two tackles in win over the Owls. Tennessee: Assisted on one tackle in the victory against the Vols. Mississippi State: Assisted on one tackle in the win against the Bulldogs. Western Carolina: Assisted on one tackle in the shutout win. Auburn: Assisted on a two-yard tackle for loss in the shutout win in the Iron Bowl shutout win. Georgia: Broke up a pass as starter in the SEC Championship Game. Notre Dame: Came off the bench and made one solo stop.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: The Atlanta-area star out of St. Pius X is a consensus four-star talent ... ESPNU has tabbed Smith as the nation's second-best cornerback and the No. 31 player in the 2012 ESPNU 150 ... also the No. 16 prospect in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and the No. 3 player in the state of Georgia ... 247sports.com rates him as the No. 66 player in the Top247, the No. 6 cornerback and the No. 5 player in the state ... ranked 88th in the Rivals100 and the service's No. 8 corner as well as the No. 4 talent in Georgia ... Scout.com has him at No. 8 among cornerbacks ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 3 player in the state of Georgia ... also SuperPrep's No. 10 defensive back (corners and safeties) prospect ... No. 66 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 5 defensive back ... a two-time first-team GSWA AAA All-State selection ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 ... MaxPrep 2011 U.S. Air Force Medium Schools All-American ... No. 23 in Tom Lemming's MaxPreps Top 100 and the No. 2 cornerback ... No. 18 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... as a senior in 2011, Smith accounted for 80 tackles, three interceptions and over 800 yards rushing on offense ... had eight interceptions as a junior and 14 pass breakups while making 47 tackles, three picks and 10 pass breakups as a sophomore in 2009 ... coached by Paul Standard at St. Pius X ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Southern California, Arkansas, Stanford and Georgia Tech.