Smith Getting Trips Set

The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety, Juju Smith, has three official visits set and a target decision date...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety Juju Smith was one of the few skill guys to attend the Prime Time Polynesian Kumite camp, but he made the most of his time there.

"It was a lot of fun being with my family here," said Smith. "I wouldn't want to be a lineman though. I prefer safety and receiver over lineman any day."

Good thing for Smith, the No.1-ranked safety in the country, every one prefers him as a safety or a receiver.

"My heart is at receiver, but in the long run, I think it's DB for me," said Smith. "Right now, I don't know. I hope I figure it out before I make my decision on where I go. The majority of the schools are telling me what I want to hear so I have to decide on finding the right fit with the school I pick. The school I will go to, wherever I go, I'll go in at just one position, but I'll see if I can try and run some at the other position."

Smith is considering a handful of schools.

"Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Ole Miss, UCLA and Notre Dame are the main ones," said Smith. "Washington also has been picking up their interest."

The five-star said he'll take all five official visits, with three already set up.

"I'm going to Alabama for the LSU game, Notre Dame for the USC game and Michigan for the Ohio State game," said Smith. "I'll probably take unofficial visits to USC and UCLA. I'm also probably going to take unofficial visits to Oregon, Oregon State and Washington"

Smith said a decision could come at the UnderArmour All-America Game.

"I'll probably commit at the UnderArmour Game," said Smith. "I might take one trip in January still. It will be crazy busy with football season. Last year we played until right before Christmas, 16 games, like an NFL season."

The Jackrabbits came up short in the CIF State D-I Bowl Game, a loss that still eats at Smith.

"Last year was good motivation," said Smith. "People were calling us the ‘Paper Jackrabbits" and we used that and turned it around and won the Pac-5, but we came up short in the state championship game. Now we have that as motivation and I think about it every day. We have a Pac-5 championship, now we have to get that state championship ring."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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