Smith offers Florida four-star

Clemson's newest assistant on the basketball staff, Steve Smith, extended an offer to this rising junior small forward from Orlando on Memorial Day.

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Orlando Regional Christian's Adonys Henriquez was on the receiving end of the offer.

"I spoke to coach…he was telling me how they have a scholarship for me and he was going to continue to talk to and build a good relationship with me," Henriquez told CUTigers on Monday night.

Smith, a former assistant at Georgia Southern, is still waiting to be formally introduced as an assistant on the Tigers' staff. But he's already passed out a couple of offers. Over the weekend, Smith offered point guard Shelton Mitchell.

Henriquez has been on Smith's radar for close to a year now.

"He was just telling me it was a better move for him. Clemson's in a higher league with better talent," Henriquez said. "They're up and coming and in the process of getting players to make a run at a title."

What does the four-star know about Clemson?

"I know Clemson is in the ACC and Clemson always has good talent. They always do OK. They're not always the highest, highest team, but they're a team to get up to play for," Henriquez said.

Along with Clemson, Florida, USF, Murray State, FIU, UCF and Georgia Southern have offered. He offered no list of favorites.

As a sophomore, Henriquez averaged 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. ranks the 6-foot-5, 185-prospect as the No. 8 small forward in the class of 2014. Top Stories