Detroit King shooting guard Ramar Smith was only able to spend about 24 hours in Arkansas for his official visit this week, but rest assured the trip left a lasting impression.
Smith (6-3, 190) was part of the 18,448 fans on hand as the University of Arkansas rallied from 18 points down to take out Alabama 65-63 on Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena.
"I can't say enough about the players and the coaches and the game, but the thing that really got me was the fans," Smith said. "I had no idea how much they love their team. That's big with me. I was really surprised but excited about it."
Smith, averaging 23.6 points per game this season and one of the top 30 players in the country according to Scout.com, was able to squeeze the trip to Fayetteville in because King (14-5) is off this week ahead of the state playoffs next week.
"I got to Fayetteville about 11 on Tuesday morning, got to tour the campus, visit with the coaches and the players and then get a little nap," Smith said. "Then I got to see the game and it was just great."
Smith, who originally committed to UConn before parting ways with the school, is considering Arkansas, Arizona, Tennessee and Illinois now.
Arkansas is the first official visit he has taken. He committed to UConn without visiting.
"My visit to Arkansas was great and I love them," Smith said. "I haven't got any of the other visits set up, but I will set some more up. But Arkansas' fans, I can't see anybody loving their team more than they do and that means a lot to a player. They just love it down there and so did I."
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