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Sam Khan Jr., ESPN Staff Writer 36d

Georgia coach Kirby Smart helicopters in to see No. 1 prospect Justin Fields' game

College Football, Football Recruiting, Georgia Bulldogs

Thursday was a good day for Georgia coach Kirby Smart.

The head coach of the nation's third-ranked team made waves on the recruiting trail, landing a notable recruit while making a splashy appearance to see another blue-chipper.

Smart, whose Bulldogs are 7-0 this season, beat out a host of SEC rivals, including Alabama, to regain the services of ESPN 300 prospect Adam Anderson.

Anderson, the No. 57 overall recruit in the 2018 class and the seventh-ranked defensive end, was originally a Georgia commit last summer but flipped his commitment to LSU before reopening his recruitment this summer. Alabama, Clemson, Auburn and Tennessee were among his other finalists.

Meanwhile, the No. 1 recruit in the country -- five-star quarterback Justin Fields, who is also a Georgia commit -- led his Harrison High (Kennesaw, Georgia) squad vs. Dalton High in a nationally televised game on ESPN2 on Thursday.

Smart made a grand entrance, arriving in a helicopter during the game to watch Fields play and stopping to take pictures with fans, who were excited to see the coach.

Fields, one of seven ESPN 300 commits currently in the Bulldogs' class, committed to Georgia on Oct. 6. He left the game in the fourth quarter after injuring a finger on his throwing hand and did not return.

With a commit on Thursday, a live look at the nation's No. 1 recruit -- who's already in the fold -- and an undefeated football team, it has been a good month for Smart and the Bulldogs.

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