Tanner Smith, a 6-5, 195 combo guard who can also play small forward, is making his second recent visit to check out Jeff Lebo's Tigers. Smith and his family were on campus in August to watch the Tigers practice prior to leaving for an exhibition tour of Mexico.
Auburn is official visit number two for the senior at the Wesleyan School. He has already been to Clemson and has trips lined up to Vanderbilt, Michigan and Georgia the following three weeks. He had previously planned to visit St. Joe's, but changed his mind.
A standout at an Auburn basketball camp, Smith has taken multiple unofficial visits to Auburn in the past year. "Auburn is one of the schools I have a lot of interest in," he says. "I like Coach Lebo and the staff as well as the players. Auburn is close to home and Auburn is the first college that offered me a scholarship last year."
Smith, who averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game as a junior, has received scholarship offers from colleges as far away as the West Coast.
A standout for the Georgia Stars AAU team, he broke into the starting lineup at Wesleyan as a freshman. He has a reputation as an outstanding leaper with a soft shooting touch. Combine that with a strong academic background and it is no wonder he is rated as a four star prospect by Scout.com with a large number of offers to chose from.
"This year I have been working on getting stronger and I think we are going to have a very good team so I am excited about my senior season," Smith says.
The Wesleyan standout will be joined on his official visit by Toby Veal, a forward from Johnson High in Savannah, Ga.