"I just felt like it was a great fit for me and I wanted to pull the trigger on it," Smith, of Ralston (Neb.) High, said.
Over the course of the past year, Colorado State built a solid relationship with the 6-foot-6, 200-pound wing and that meant a lot to Smith.
"The first time I met any of the coaching staff, I met coach [Tim] Miles, the head coach," Smith said. "He came all the way from Colorado to watch me and my brother to work out. Coach [DeMario] Slocum and those guys have been at all of my games this summer and they've just shown a lot of interest."
"There have been a lot of big name schools around since I've been playing this summer," he said. "They've just been around for the basketball part of it. Those coaches didn't know me personally like the Colorado State coaches have."
Smith joins Pierce Hornung, of Arvada (Colo.) Ralston Valley, to make up their current 2009 recruiting class.