Corey Smith Talks Official Visit

Corey Smith, Scout.com two-star kicker from Bunker Hill-Musselman, (W.Va.), will graduate this month and will enroll at the University of Alabama in January. Smith will count as a part of the 2007 signing class. He was in Tuscaloosa for his official visit, and he talks about the trip to the Capstone.

"The visit was unbelievable," said Corey Smith. "It would be hard to say anything I didn't like. My host was Forress Rayford. He was funny. I had a great time. We went back to his place and played video games."

"Tyler Love ended up coming over there. We talked about what to expect when we get there. We talked about what it's like. It was good to talk to someone who has been there for so long."

"When we first got there we had appetizers at the hotel. We went to Chuck's that night. It was really good. We went out with our hosts that night. We went to Lorenzo Washington's house."

"The next day we saw more of the academic side. I went over to the Business building. We had some teachers talk to us and show us around to different rooms."

"We had dinner at the stadium. They had the locker room set up with our numbers on jerseys. We took pictures. We went through the tunnel and went on the field. They had all the lights on and music playing. It was really cool."

"The next day we went to coach Saban's house for breakfast. He had a bunch of ATVs to ride. We took them down to the lake. It was a nice property."

"I was with Devonta Bolton a lot during my visit. I was with Undra [Billingsley] Brandon Lewis and Star [Jackson] as well. We all had groups we were in, but mainly all of us were together."

"We played pool at coach [Nick] Saban's house. Nobody made you feel like a recruit. They made us feel like we were part of the team. Everyone was real welcoming."

"The recruiting class keeps getting better and better. I don't think numbers are going to restrict them. I know everyone had a great time on their visit. I think it will end up being the best class in the nation when it's all said and done."

"Coach Saban is a great recruiter. He is all about business on the field. He is really turning things around. We were all talking about that this week, even the uncommitted guys. Everyone was saying this is something special. Everyone agrees it's going to be really good."

Smith will move into Bryant Hall in January and will get a jump start to next football season by practicing in the spring. He is gunning for a starting role.

"The coaches said obviously it's great I am coming in right away. They are in need of a punter and kicker. They said if I could do everything it would be a plus. My goal is to win all three jobs. They said I could help out anywhere. That is pretty much their expectations of me," Smith said.

"I am coming in a few weeks. I am still finishing up school. I guess until this weekend it's starting to sink in that I am going to be down there real soon. I am anxious to get down there. I will be living in Bryant."


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