Terrell Smith Commits to Clemson

The Clemson Tigers picked up one of the top wide receivers on their board earlier today when Terrell Smith gave his verbal commitment to assistant coach Dabo Swinney.

"I just did it," said Smith in an interview with CUTigers.com Tuesday evening. "Probably about 20-30 minutes ago. I committed to Clemson."

Smith becomes the the third wide receiver to verbally commit to the Tigers in the 2005 class, and the second wide receiver from Alabama.

Dabo Swinney has also secured the commitment of Tyler Grisham, a native of Hoover, AL.

Smith helped lead his team to an 8-2 regular season record by catching over 60 passes for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also recorded three interceptions from his free safety position.

"Most schools were recruiting me as a wide receiver," said Smith. "Clemson likes me as a wide receiver. I have good size and I feel like I have a big edge over the defensive backs because I know what route I am running and they don't. I just feel real comfortable out there."

Smith chose the Tigers over Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

"The decision was basically between Clemson and Ole Miss, and Coach Cutcliffe may not be there next year, and Clemson is still stable, so I jumped on it. Coach Swinney, he stayed on top of everything. Everytime they got a commitment, he let me know how they full they were getting."

The schools that Smith currently claims offers from are: Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Louisville, Tennessee.

Smith is planning on visiting Clemson twice in the next few weeks, including one time before Clemson. "I'm going to try to get up there on an official visit before Christmas, then I'll be back there for the big recruiting weekend on January 14," said Smith.

Smith added that he would only visit Clemson on an official visit, which essentially eliminates any other school from consideration.

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