Smith to SDSU

San Diego State came away with a big 2016 commitment on Tuesday, as four-star wing Keith Smith chose the Aztecs.

San Diego State landed a big commitment on Tuesday, as 6-foot-7, 185-pound Seattle Rainier Beach wing Keith Smith pledged to the Aztecs.

Smith is a big commitment for the Aztecs, picking up a talented and versatile wing who was a priority recruit for several top West Coast programs.

"It's just the whole package," Smith told Scout. "I went down there on a visit, saw the facilities, built a relationship with their coaching staff and players, saw the environment down there and I just loved it. I just thought it was the right fit for me."

Lead recruiter Justin Hutson and head coach Steve Fisher played big roles in Smith's decision.

"Coach Hutson and coach Fisher really made me feel at home down there," he said. "I've been talking to coach Hut for over a year now and he told me he was going to help develop me as a player. I trust him and coach Fisher.

"I saw them practice and I liked what I saw with how they develop guys. I like their strength and conditioning and training. I felt really good about it."

Leaving home isn't common for Seattle kids, making SDSU landing Smith even more impressive.

"My high school coach and parents never told me it would be a problem to leave home and they would be supportive of me wherever I went," Smith said. "It was hard to leave home but the people around me allowed me to do what I wanted to do."

An extremely versatile wing, Smith will be able to play multiple perimeter spots at San Diego State.

Scout's 51st ranked prospect in 2016, Smith is one of the West Coast's top talents in the class.


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