Clemson doubles up on Smith

Geno Smith, the No. 4 cornerback in the class of 2012, picked up an offer from Clemson in late December from former defensive ends coach Chris Rumph.

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Defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison and first-year defensive ends coach Marion Hobby have since taken over the Tigers' recruitment of Smith.

The Scout.com four-star has yet to visit Tigertown, but would like to do so this summer.

"I just want to get a chance to meet the coaches. When coach Rumph was there, that's who I talked to first," Smith said. "I just want to get there. I've been talking to coach Hobby and coach Harbison, so I would probably want to meet them and coach [Dabo] Swinney."

He originally intended to visit Clemson for the Orange and White spring game, but elected to attend a camp instead.

Smith is looking forward to an active summer with visits to several schools.

"I plan on visiting a lot of schools during the summer," Smith said. "I plan on going to some camps, just watch and talk to some coaches…Clemson, Notre Dame, Florida State and Florida."

This spring, he's visited Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Georgia and Florida State.

Smith recently named Alabama as his favorite. A commitment won't be made until he takes all five of his official visits later this year.

"I'm going to break down a list of favorites, probably in May, and just go from there," he said.

When asked which schools are recruiting him the hardest, Smith named Florida State, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson and Notre Dame.

He finished with 47 tackles, 14 pass breakups and eight interceptions during his junior season.


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