Has offer, will travel

<b>A.J. Smith</b> of Tampa Jesuit is one of the tallest defensive end prospects in the country. He has one offer and has set up his first official visit.

At 6'7 225lbs, A.J. Smith is one of the taller DE prospects in the country. He currently stands at 1 offer, and a clear leader.

"My favorite schools are Georgia Tech, Boston College, Connecticut, South Florida, Southern Miss, and Central Florida. Georgia Tech has offered me a scholarship."

Smith names 6 favorites, but there is one school that the other five must catch.

"Georgia Tech is my leader. They have great academics and a newly expanded stadium. They also play in the ACC, which should be a lot better next season. I like Coach Spencer and how he's really straightforward."

What does A.J. like about the other schools on his list?

Boston College: "It would be a real change of weather, and they have great academics and athletics."
Connecticut: "They have been recruiting me the longest, and I definitely want to check them out." 
South Florida: "They are right in my backyard, and they play at Raymond James Stadium which is great." 
UCF: "They are very close to home, and that may play a factor in my decision." 
S. Mississippi: "Their coaches are just really great. I like them a lot."

When can we expect a final decision?

"As soon as it feels right to me, I'll have no trouble committing."

Smith has set one official visit to see the Yellow Jackets on December 12th, and he plans to set his other four in the near future. With a 3.15 GPA, and a 1050 SAT, he is already fully qualified.

Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL is 4-4 on the season and play their final game of the season this Friday.

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