Nation's #1 OL Talks Recruiting

Andre Smith, from Huffman High School, is the country's # 2 best player in the country according to Scout.com. Smith has received over 40 scholarship offers, but he knows it's time to trim his list of favorites. The nation's top offensive lineman lists 12 schools that he is still looking at.

"I still don't have any favorites, but I have narrowed it down to twelve schools," said Andre Smith. "They are Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Oklahoma, USC, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas. I will probably narrow it down a little bit more by the start of football season."

"I don't know yet the schools that I will definitely take official visits to ," added Smith.

With the ranking by Scout.com as the top offensive lineman in the country, Smith is happy with his latest honor. With all the national publicity, Smith knows what is expected of him on Friday nights.

"I don't think it will distract me at all. You can't get a big head when you receive an honor like that. Of course it's great to be named the top offensive lineman, and I am very honored. I am still going out there to work hard and have fun. I know now that everyone I go up against will bring their 'A' game when they go up against me. I will have to keep working hard everyday. I have to be prepared," said Smith. 

When watching Smith in action, it's not often you see a mistake. In order to continue his success on the field, he knows he must continue to improve. 

"This summer I have been really working hard at staying calm while I'm out on the field," he said. "I have been working on getting my feet faster. We have been doing a lot of conditioning this summer as a team. We are starting to look really good. I have actually lost about eight pounds this summer. I am down to about 320 pounds."

Smith has been taking a bit of a breather from colleges this summer. He has been taking unofficial visits to camps in which his younger brother participates. He has been to Alabama, thus far, and may not go anywhere else. Smith has been thinking of college games he would like to attend this fall. 

"I know I will go to a ton of games this fall. I haven't decided all the ones I am going to yet, but I do know I will attend the Miami-Florida State game. It's on a Monday night," said Smith. 

Stay tuned to Scout.com as we continue to follow the recruiting process of the # 1 offensive lineman in the country.

Andre Smith is so dominant at left tackle that his two minute scout video was taken from one half of one game (plus 1 play).


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