Lineman still looking

On Saturday Tyron Smith was a man among boys. The Rancho Verde prospect was by far and away the best performer at the Arizona Big Man Camp. We caught up with Tyron to get the latest.

At 6-5, 265 Smith is a physical specimen. He's quick, strong and goes full bore all the time. He'll probably need to add weight to play D-I ball, but has the frame to carry extra muscle without losing his athleticism.

"I want to get to 290 by the end of the season," Smith explained. "Right now I am at 265."

Smith was enjoying his time at the camp. After competing in the big man camp, he took an unofficial visit and was shown around campus by D'Andre Reed, another Rancho Verde product.

Smith called the camp "pretty good" and said that he liked it better than the previous year.

In prior interviews he admitted to liking USC and UCLA a little bit ahead of other schools. When we spoke to him on Saturday he did not want to list any leaders.

"I don't have a favorite school," Smith said. "Right now I am just looking at schools."

He does seem to like the Wildcats.

"It's a pretty good school," Smith said of Arizona. "It's a pretty nice school. It's a good place to go."

He said that the Wildcats should be a finalist for his services.

Another thing that may have changed is Smith's timetable for a decision. A few months ago he said that he wanted to wait until closer to Signing Day, but on Saturday he said that he ideally wanted to choose a school closer to the start of his high school season.

Smith admitted he did not have a favorite school growing up, in fact he does not watch a ton of football, either college or pro. In addition to playing football, Smith is also a thrower on the Rancho Verde track team.

He appears to be a versatile lineman, though most project him to play tackle in college. Smith doesn't really care where he lines up.

"It does not matter to me," Smith said. "I just want to play."

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