Commitment Time for Fla RB?

One of the top running backs in the nation was one of a handful of recruits to witness Clemson's 44-10 destruction of defending ACC Champion Wake Forest on Saturday during his official visit.

RB Eric Smith Profile

5-11, 225 pound running back prospect Eric Smith made an official visit to Clemson over the weekend with his family.

"I enjoyed it very much," said Smith. "I came up with my mother, brother and little sister. I loved everything about it."

Did the top running back consider making a verbal commitment during his official visit?

"Most definitely. I am weighing my options. I am going to try to take my trip to Auburn and then make my decision. I am going to try to go there on November 24, but I am not 100 percent sure yet," replied Smith.

Another former Florida running back was Smith's host.

"C.J. Spiller was my host. We got along great. He is very mature, wise and intelligent. He gave me a lot to think about. He told me to make my own decision. He said I will be the one that is there for four years so to make the decision on my own," said Smith.

Death Valley and the Clemson fans made a big impression on Smith.

"The game was very hyped up. I haven't seen anything like it. Florida gets rowdy about the Gators, but I haven't seen anything like Clemson, especially when they run down the hill," said Smith.

Eric and his family got to eat with the Clemson coaches both nights.

"Friday night we went out to eat with coach Rumph and his family. Saturday we got up and went to the game. After the game we went to dinner with coach Rumph, coach Napier and coach Powell."

C.J. took Eric and his brother out Saturday night.

"Then C.J. came by and picked up me and my little brother. We went out to a party. We had a good time," said Smith.

Coach Bowden explained the Clemson atmosphere during the visit.

"Coach Bowden game me a lot of different things to think about. He told me it was a small town with only about 16 thousand people. He said there were a lot less distractions. It makes you feel right at home," said Smith.

Mrs. Smith loved the visit to Vickery Hall.

"She loved it. Her face lit up when she walked inside. We got to talk to the academic advisor. He told me that you have at least 10 hours of study hall every week. He said they stay on you and make sure you go to class. He has all of the player's numbers and coach's numbers. If you don't show up for class he will be calling your position coach right away," said Smith.

How did Smith rate his visit to Clemson?

"I would give it a ten, absolutely," replied Smith.

Smith's younger brother will be a top recruit also.

"He loved it also. He did everything I did. We talk about going to the same school. I believe he really likes Clemson. The year he comes out they will have a lot of seniors," said the star running back. Top Stories