Smith Eyes Playing Time as Receiver

With summer school just a few months away, Terrell Smith is doing everything he can to prepare to compete at the next level. <BR>

The 6-2, 205 pound prospect enjoyed National Signing Day with his Clay-Chalkville classmates. "It went pretty good. We had something at my church. The school pretty much came over there," Smith told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

Now that signing day has passed, Smith can concentrate on getting ready to become a Tiger. "I'm glad it's behind me. Now I can concentrate on getting ready to go to Clemson. I am planning to go to Clemson for the second summer session. I think it's right after the 4th of July," said that Alabama native.

Smith also plans to be in the best shape possible when he reports to Tiger Town this summer. "I talk with the strength coach and nutrition coach almost daily. I'm starting to go by the workout plan. It has me working out four days a week," said Smith.

The new diet is not a problem for the talented athlete. "It's really about the same. I have to cut out some sweets. I have to eat more protein and carbohydrates. Just stuff like that," added Smith.

The two-way standout at Clay-Chalkville plans to play receiver for the Tigers. "I have talked with Coach Spence some and I like the offense. I like that they are going to be throwing the ball around a lot."

Smith also plans to workout with a couple of other Tigers this summer. "I have talked to Tyler (Grisham). We talked about the workout plan. When Tribble gets out in May we are going to start throwing and running routes. He only lives about 15 minutes away."

What is the prize recruit looking forward to the most about Clemson? "I'm looking forward to just playing football. That's it. I can't wait to play against Miami and Florida State next year. South Carolina too."

The blue-chip prospect is hoping to convince his talented cousin to join him at Clemson.

"Yeah, my cousin Andre Smith plays at Huffman. He is an offensive lineman. He went to some combine in Texas and got MVP out of 600 guys. Coach Swinney said he would be there to visit him the first day they can make visits in May," said Smith.

We will continue to keep you updated on this future Tiger, right up through the first day of practice in August.

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