One game into the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley point guard's senior season and it looks like his decision is paying off.
Smith, a 2013 prospect, scored 48 points in a 97-96 double overtime victory over Sacramento on Saturday. Immediately, five schools got involved in his recruitment.
The point guard attributes an off-season in which he worked hard improving on the successful debut.
"Me and my dad were in the gym the entire summer doing 6:00am workouts," said Smith. "It helped me take my game to the next level. I've been putting a lot of work in.
"Last year I used to go right a lot because that was easier for me but I worked on getting my left a lot stronger. I worked on my pull-up jumper, I got a lot more athletic and improved on my defense."
As Smith picks up more attention, he has an idea how he wants to sort out the schools involved.
"I want to start building relationships with a lot of these coaches and learn how they really are," he said. "Level is really not a concern to me. I feel like I'm a high major player but you see mid majors beat high major schools all the time.
"It's not really about how big the school is, it's mostly the best fit for me. I want to really bond with the team and coaches and I want to be able to come in and play as a freshman."
Location won't be a factor for Smith, who added he'd like to be recruited from a Big 12 school.