Last weekend, he was in Durham for one of the Blue Devils' junior days.
"It was great and I enjoyed my entire time there," said the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Smith. "I watched practice and was able to eat dinner with (wide receivers) coach (Jeffrey) Faris. I also got to sit down with coach (David) Cutcliffe one-on-one and see a basketball game. Overall, my favorite part was talking to the coaches.
"The visit helped Duke. It's always good to know the type of people you could be around and seeing how they do things. Seeing the campus was also nice."
The Gaffney standout spent the most time with Faris.
"He's just a great guy to be around," Smith said. "We talked about nearly everything. From me as a wide receiver to what things would be like it I were to attend Duke. We even watched a little film."
Before leaving, he spoke with head coach David Cutcliffe one-on-one.
"We just got to know each other a lot more," Smith said. "We talked football and what it would mean if I joined the program. He really did his homework on me and it meant a lot. He said he thought a lot of me as a person and that there were no red flags with me.
"I like how he was upfront. That's how you gain my trust. He was very welcoming. I could've talked to him all day. He's very intelligent and I learned a lot from talking with him. Overall, he's a great man."