"The visit to Auburn went really good," Smith said. "Both my parents graduated from Auburn. They enjoyed being back down there.
"There were a lot of prospects there. I saw the big Hoover lineman Kerry Murphy and a couple of the other guys I played with in the Alabama Junior All-Star game."
Smith enjoyed his observations of the long scrimmage and said, "They had a three hour scrimmage. I thought Brandon Cox threw the ball good. I was impressed with the #44 (freshman tailback Ben Tate) the new running back from Maryland. I have always liked Will Herring. I thought he did well. He made a lot of plays."
Smith has taken several trips to Auburn, and he toured the locker room for the first time this weeke
nd. "The game locker room was very nice," he said. "I have seen all the facilities before, and I think they are nice. They are right up there with Alabama. Auburn is growing. They are putting up a lot of new buildings."
The Tigers are definitely a team that will make a push for the in-state quarterback, and Smith is interested in them as well.
"One thing made me feel really good," Smith said. "After we met with our recruiting coach, a guy who works with coach Dunn came up to me and said they really liked me. He told me they wanted me to come back to their camps this summer, and they really liked my highlight tape.
Zach Smith runs for a big gainer in the junior all-star game in December.
"If they weren't interested in me he would not have done that. I think Auburn is a great school. They have a great atmosphere and great tradition."
Smith plans to visit several schools and expects to return to the Plains next weekend for the spring game.
"I am pretty sure I am going to go back to Auburn next weekend for A-Day," he said. "I plan to go to Vanderbilt for one of their practices soon. I spoke to Coach Bobo at Georgia last week, and they want me to come to a few practices. I plan to go over there sometime."
Smith will participate in the Scout.com All-American combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.