Greg Smith, a late arriving signee from junior college, weighed in at six-feet, one and one-quarter inches at 345 pounds on Wednesday as he enrolled for fall semester classes at AU. On Thursday morning, as the Tigers return to practice following a day off he will have his first workout with Coach Tommy Tuberville's team.
Smith, a sign to place project for the Tigers in 2004 out of Tyner High in Chattanooga, attended Northeast Mississippi Community College where he had 12 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks in eight games last season. As a senior in high school he made 164 tackles.
Auburn coaches had hoped to get Smith on campus earlier this year, but he had to pass additional classes at a hometown junior college in Chattanooga to qualify to transfer to Auburn as a junior. He will have two seasons of eligibility and is expected to line up at noseguard.