Smith, who had hoped to be an early graduate from Northeast Mississippi Junior College, came up one class short of doing that. He is taking class at a local junior college in Chattanooga and plans to get to Auburn in June.
"I am ready to get done with the class and get to Auburn," he says. "I have worked too hard to not take care of things. I am taking a college algebra class and I am not interested in failure." He is taking the class at Chattanooga State.
Smith says he doesn't know where he will play at Auburn. "It really doesn't matter to me," he says. "Wherever the team needs me is fine with me. I am 6-1, 328 pounds now and I plan to lose some weight before I got to Auburn. I want to be around 300 pounds to play next season."
Smith says his player host was defensive lineman Tez Doolittle. "I enjoyed spending time with him," Smith says. "He was a cool dude, a down to earth guy. He took me out and we visited several places and I hung out some at his place. I got to meet some of the other players. I was hoping to meet the Irons brothers, but I wasn't able to do that."
The big tackle originally signed with the Tigers as a high school senior. He recommitted to AU before the start of 2005 season.
Smith said his cousin took the visit with him and all things considered he had a good time. The big lineman toured facilities, met with academic advisers and Auburn's coaching staff.
"Since I have been to Auburn before on a visit, I pretty much knew what happened," he says. "I am really looking forward to getting to Auburn and playing this season."