WR Jay Smith Profile
4-star wide receiver Jay Smith will be visiting Clemson two times this fall.
"Actually I am waiting for coach Rumph to give us a call on the Clemson unofficial visit right now," Jay's father, Mr. Smith told CUTigers.com earlier this week. "We need to get to Death Valley in August for an unofficial visit.
"We will also be going to Virginia Tech this Thursday for an unofficial visit."
The Smith family will be on the road almost every weekend in September.
"We will take an official visit to Virginia Tech in September," he said. "We will also visit Tennessee and Virginia in September. The Virginia visit will be an unofficial visit. We will pay our way for that visit and make it a family weekend."
The Tigers will also get a chance to show the talented receiver what game day is like in Death Valley.
"We will take an official visit to Clemson in October. Right now we are going down on October 21st for the Georgia Tech game.
"Then in October we will also take official visits to Michigan State and Miami. We hope to go to Michigan State for the Notre Dame game so we can see both teams."
The 4-star receiver visited North Carolina State earlier this summer.
What does the Smith family like about each school?
N.C. State: "We obviously enjoyed our visit to North Carolina State. We got the chance to speak with coach Dixon who we are very fond of. He showed Jay the receivers they currently have. We also met with the offensive coordinator who critiqued Jay's highlight tape. He has coached some great ones like Jerry Rice and Tim Brown. He said Jay has some of the same characteristics of those great ones. We really liked the visit. We have always liked North Carolina State."
Virginia Tech: "We are looking forward to seeing Virginia Tech this week. Tyrod Taylor is going there. That does have an impact. We just want Jay to have a chance to look at the environment and talk with the coaches."
Clemson: "We are excited about Clemson. Coach Rumph and coach Bowden have recruited Jay really, really hard. Clemson has a good program. They have a real strong FCA program. Jay's mom and I very adamant about wanting Jay to be in good Christian type environment. His mom will go with us to visit Clemson. This is a family type decision. Jay will obviously tell us what he is feeling, but it will be a family decision. We do everything as a family."
Miami: "One of Jay's favorite schools of all time as a kid has been the Hurricanes. Jay wants to go see them. Their coaches have also been excellent to Jay in the recruiting process.
"All of the schools have excellent staffs and they all have good architecture programs. Jay can't lose no matter who he selects. They all have needs for receivers. We have looked at all of the depth charts. They have all voiced that they need Jay to come in and play early."
Hard work over the summer has Jay ready to make a big impact during his senior year, but that it not what is most important to his father.
"Jay has grown to be a legit 6-4, 200 pounds," said Mr. Smith. "He has been working with a personal trainer all summer. I told Jay today at church that I just want him to enjoy his senior year. I want him to have fun, go to the prom and do all of the other things that you enjoy during your senior year."
A verbal commitment announcement could come on Jay's birthday in October.
"Right now Jay will make his decision on October 26 which is his birthday," said Mr. Smith. "It could come sooner. I will look for that gleam in his eye. If he comes from somewhere and says this is it we will not hold him back. It will be him playing and going to school. We want him to be comfortable. We just want to make sure it's a good fit for my son."
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