Smith's Recruitment Officially Opens Up

On Monday, Tyler Smith received news that he can open his recruitment and set about the business of picking a college this fall.

Tyler Smith, per the NCAA Clearinghouse, is a recruitable athlete again. The 6-foot-6 Chatham (Va.) Hargrave small forward, is back on the board and open to being recruited.

On Monday, Smith received word that he can officially talk with other colleges and set about the process of picking a new school. Last year, Smith signed with the Tennessee Volunteers.

"What happened yesterday evening is that because he signed with Tennessee, he signed and didn't qualify, you and I can say he didn't qualify. In order for him to be out of his letter of intent (with Tennessee) his stuff has to go through the clearing house," Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. "Yesterday it got cleared up and now he can be recruited."

The result of the news is likely to lead to a flurry of interested programs. "Tyler's here at Hargrave and doing well," Keatts said. "He's opening his recruitment and we'll look forward to seeing who comes in and seeing in September."

So, who is going to come in September to see the powerful, athletic wing player? Well, that's to be determined but expect representatives from Virginia, Arkansas, Pittsburgh, Miami, Memphis, Nebraska and Iowa to show interest and make the trip during the month.

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