UF Visit will be Key in Landing Smith

The nation's No. 2 ranked defensive tackle has plenty of options. Garrison Smith from Atlanta (GA) Douglass High School has offers from just about every major program in the country. Standing at just less than 6-4 and weighing 260-pounds, he has a frame that could very easily have him carry another 40-pounds at the next level.

I believe he is the most complete defensive tackle in the country. Garrison Smith is an every down defensive tackle with the ability to play multiple positions or schemes at the next level. This is what will make him so valuable, his ability to stay on the field no matter the situation.

Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Oklahoma, LSU, Ohio State and USC are just a few of the teams that have offered Smith, and it's anyone's guess as to where he is leaning at this time.

If I had to pick 3-4 schools that have a great chance to land Smith, it would be Florida, LSU, Georgia and a dark horse would be Ohio State. The key for the Gators is if Garrison make a visit to Florida over the summer. If he makes it down, I don't expect him to participate in camp, but the important thing is him coming with his family.

His father has had great conversations with the Gator coaches in the past, which is very important to building a great relationship. Now it's time for the Smith family to see Gainesville with their own eyes. As long as Garrison visits Florida over the summer, he could very well be a part of the 2010 class.

Fightin Gators Top Stories