Kirby Smart visits 5-star Georgia commit Justin Fields via helicopter at high school

It's been an eventful -- and successful -- fall for second-year Georgia coach Kirby Smart. His program is 7-0, ranked third in the country and got a commitment earlier this month from 5-star quarterback Justin Fields of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, in a video from

How do you capitalize on that momentum? Take a helicopter to check in on the centerpiece of your upcoming recruiting class, of course.

Instead of driving the 86 miles through Atlanta traffic to take in Harrison's game vs. Dalton on Thursday night, Smart took a chopper from Athens to Kennesaw to check in on Fields, according to Justin Felder of WAGA Fox 5 in Atlanta. 

Fields didn't disappoint his future head coach early in the contest. He ran for 211 yards and a score, threw for 185 and tossed this touchdown in the back of the end zone as time expired in the first half, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.

He left the game in the second half with a broken finger on his throwing hand, according to Felder. Harrison did hang on to win 28-26. 

Smart and the third-ranked Bulldog will return to action on Oct. 28 against Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET and can be seen nationally on CBS. 

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