Georgia junior outside linebacker Nolan Smith announced Monday via his Instagram account that he is returning for his senior season. Smith described the 2021 national championship season as a “ride.” "I feel I've grown tremendously during my time at Georgia thus far, as both a football player and as a man,” Smith stated. “I can't express what it meant to me to bring a national championship home to Georgia. After careful consideration, I have decided to return to Georgia for my senior season and continue with what we have been building. Let's run this thing back! Go Dawgs!"