Four-star LB enjoys Clemson debut

Roquan Smith, the No. 3 ranked MLB in the class of 2015, visited Clemson on Saturday for the Orange and White spring game.

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It was the first trip to Tigertown for the Macon County [Montezuma, Ga.] junior.

"I had a pretty good time. I enjoyed it a lot. I like what Dabo [Swinney] stands for," Smith told CUTigers on Sunday night.

What stood out?

"They're very family-oriented. It's a great place. The town's not so big. It's a great place. Not so many students. One list I was looking at, the students are No. 2 as the happiest students. It's a nice school overall."

As for his interaction with Swinney, that came once the game was over.

"He's so family-oriented. He stands for the right things, just a great guy who loves high-character kids," Smith said. "Overall, he actually talks who he is. He's just a great guy."

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound prospect also spent time with defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

"He was saying I'm the thumper that they don't quite have up there at this point, so he said I could come in and compete for playing time and how I've got another skill set than what he's got on campus right now," Smith said.

A return trip to Clemson is already in the works.

"I'll probably get up there for when they're camping. Probably, a few of my players will go up there for camp and I'll just go up there and hang out."

Auburn will host him this coming weekend for their spring game, wrapping up what's been a very busy few weeks of travel.

"There have been so many places, Florida, Alabama, there have been a lot of places, man -- Georgia," Smith said.

With offers from all across the ACC and SEC, Smith has plenty of options.

"I don't have [favorites] just yet, but Clemson definitely boosted up there after that first visit up there," Smith said.

As a junior, he had 100 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns. Smith also had 49 receptions, 702 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

As a sophomore, he had 112 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions and five touchdowns.

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