Visitor Names Leader

This Sunshine State star says the Tigers are now his leader.

Venice, Fla.--Standout running back Tre Smith visited Auburn over the weekend for his second official visit of the recruiting season. Already with a trip to Nebraska in the books, the 5-11, 195 pound tailback said that he has a leader for his services upon his return from the Plains.

With trips to Central Florida on January 4, Vanderbilt on January 11 and Florida on January 18, Smith already has someone to measure those schools to.

"Auburn is probably a little bit ahead of all the others at this point," he told Inside The Auburn Tigers Monday night. Hosted by redshirt freshman tight end Jimmy St. Louis, Smith said that he really likes what Auburn has to offer both on the field and in the community.

Calling his visit a "9" out of 10, Smith noted that, "it was great, I liked it a lot. I liked the coaches better than any of the other coaches. I met some of the players and I liked all of them. It's a great town. It's a great, fun college town."

Smith has been a star for Venice since he first stepped foot on the playing field. That came to a head last season when he led them to a state title by rushing for 1,854 yards and 31 touchdowns, including 182 yards and three scores in the championship game. This season, although the team struggled to a 3-6 record, Smith again ran wild with 1,664 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Letting it be known what position he plans to play on the collegiate level, Smith said that he's willing to do whatever it takes to make his dream of playing Division I football come true. "Wherever I go I want to play running back. All I know is that I want to play running back and I'll compete for a spot and work hard."… He also had good things to say about the future of the Auburn program, particularly on the facilities being upgraded around campus. "The facilities are awesome. From what I have heard, they are going to make the stadium bigger and a bunch of other stuff. In four years it's going to be awesome."

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