"I committed to Pittsburgh about two months ago in the spring," he said. "I committed to the defensive line coach shortly after my spring game."
"If FSU offers, I'll have to do some serious thinking," he said. "Coach John Lilly of Florida State called me in May and told me they like the way I play. He said they might offer me."
Smith, a high school quarterback/defensive back, is being recruited by the Panthers for the cornerback position.
"Pitt is recruiting me as a cornerback," Smith, who recorded 29 tackles and four interceptions as a junior, said. "Part of the reason I chose Pittsburgh was because of their new facilities and I could play right away. Two of their starters at cornerback are seniors. With my ability and being from Florida, I shouldn‘t have any problem playing early."
The Pahokee two-way star compares his style to first round draft pick Terrence Newman and former Seminole star defensive back Terrell Buckley.
"Like Buckley, I'm fast and quick, but not with great size."
Smith currently has a grade point average of 2.55.
Last week, Smith camped with Pittsburgh. He was impressed with several players, including the possible number one rated quarterback in the country, Anthony Morelli.
"Man, that guy had a strong arm," Smith told The Territory.org. "I can see why some people think he's the best quarterback in the country."