Smith An Early Signee?

Josh Smith is one of the the many top 25 prospects still available, but it doesn't appear he'll be on the uncommitted list much longer. He's expected to sign early.

Josh Smith's college decision was supposed to be done by now.

You've heard the rumors countless time over the past few months. However, the massive 6-foot-9, 270-pound big man put off his decision so he could focus on playing football this season.

Now with the season coming to a close, Smith is closing in on announcing his collegiate decision. Down to a pair of schools -- UCLA and Washington -- Smith has to decide whether he wants to play close to home or head to the bright lights of Los Angeles.

Darryl Hennings, who runs the Seattle Rotary AAU program, has coached Smith, a five-star prospect, over the past few years and he's under the assumption that Smith will sign during the early period.

"It's going to be UCLA or Washington," Hennings told Scout.com. "I think he's going to get it down over the next few weeks and make a decision."

Smith would be a huge get for either program. Each school currently has one commitment for the 2010 class. Washington has a verbal pledge from Desmond Simmons, while UCLA has four-star prospect Tyler Lamb committed.

Smith took his official visit to Washington this past weekend. He tripped to UCLA the weekend of October 10th.


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