4-Star WR Sets Clemson Visit

This 4-star wide receiver has narrowed the field and also planned a few visits in the upcoming weeks. CUTigers.com spoke with the talented wide out and his father to get the latest on his top schools, in another extensive recruiting update.

WR Jay Smith Profile

Wide receiver Jay Smith, a native of the Virginia Beach area has offers from most of the top college football programs around the country.

And entering the heart of July, he's narrowed his list down to seven schools, according to his father.

"We have narrowed the list to seven schools. In alphabetical order they are Clemson, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Miami, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. We just narrowed the list down about five days ago," Jay's father, Mr. Smith told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

A couple of visits are scheduled for later this summer, including a stop to Tigertown.

"We are going to visit North Carolina State on July 24th. We are going to Clemson on July 28th. We will be going to Miami in August but we are not sure of a date yet. We will take an official to Tennessee after September. We have already seen the others," said Mr. Smith.

A verbal commitment will not come until after his senior season is complete according to his father.

"He is going to wait until after his senior season. We were going to do it before the season but more than likely now we will make it after the regular season. We feel that is the best for Jay," he said.

The star receiver has also been working hard over the summer to prepare for his senior season and the next level.

"Jay has been working out with a personal trainer. He has gotten bigger and stronger. He is about 6-4, 200 now and runs a consistent 4.4," said Mr. Smith.

What will be important for the prize recruit as he selects a school?

Jay said, "I want to major in architecture. Distance will also be a factor. I am looking for a good academic program."

Smith turned in an impressive performance at the Scout.com Durham Combine earlier this year. After running a 4.47 40-yard dash, and consistently beating every cornerback he faced in one-on-one drills, he was named the MVP of the camp.

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph is recruiting Smith for the Tigers.

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