Per ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler, Smith-Schuster addressed his feelings toward his former teammate:
"The man's a role model. In that situation, I didn't want it to end like that. I have no hard feelings against him. Obviously if we're ever in the same room, I'm going to say 'What's up' to him. I think hatred is a huge word to use against somebody. At the end of the day, he's a great player, he comes out every day with work ethic.