RECRUITING: Andre Smith - Visiting UF?

A slew of coaches from Southern Cal visited Birmingham (Ala.) to see their top prospect Andre Smith. The Smith family will welcome LSU coaches tonight. ALSO: The final visit to Florida?

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"That kind of surprised me last night when my wife told me Andre is taking a visit to Florida this weekend," said Andre Smith, Sr. "I was shocked. I thought if he did take a visit it would be to either Auburn or Ole Miss. I didn't think Florida had anymore spots left."

"I was really caught by surprise. I don't know if he will take the visit or not. I can't say whether or not that visit is definitely going to happen right now. We will still have to sit down and talk about it. I just really don't know right now what he is going to do."

USC has made a strong impression with the nation's top offensive lineman, and the Smith family enjoyed their visit with the Trojan coaching staff Tuesday night.

"We had a great time with the USC coaches last night," Smith said. "Their presentation was great. They really know what they want and who they want. They sent in four coaches. Coach [Pete] Carroll, Coach[Lane] Kiffin who is Monty Kiffin's son, the running backs coach and the offensive coordinator."

"The visit was great. They showed Andre they really want him bad. Andre likes them a lot."

When asked of other coaches planning to visit Smith Sr. replied, "Tonight Coach Jimbo Fisher from LSU will visit. He is the only coach who is coming. Coach [Les] Miles has already made his in-home visit. Tomorrow night the Alabama coaches are coming in. I haven't heard anything from Auburn. I don't know if they plan to visit or not."

National Signing Day is fast approaching. Stay tuned to as we bring you the very lastest with the nation's second best overall prospect Andre Smith. He will announce his college choice on signing day at Huffman High School.

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