In an interview a couple weeks ago with Scout.com, Lowndes HS linebacker Telvin Smith reported he had received his first scholarship offer from Georgia Tech. He was visiting for the Yellow Jackets' Elite Junior Day at the time.
How was his visit up to Atlanta?
"It was good. I feel like they have a really great coaching staff. I like the academics there. It's a great school as a whole. It gives you opportunities to succeed in other areas than just football. [Tech] has a lot to offer."
Has Smith made any other visits recently?
"I was supposed to go to Tennessee, but I found out at the last minute and couldn't go."
Telvin said he receives letters from Georgia and that they want him to visit for camps in the summer. He said he is hopeful he will make it up to Georgia Tech again for a spring practice visit.
He has yet to receive any other offers but says Georgia is on him hard. Tennessee is also starting to get heavily involved. Those schools, along with Georgia Tech, are the main ones giving Smith attention.
Does he have any favorites?
"Right now, I have to say that Georgia Tech is at the top. Then Florida State. A few of our players went there, so it'd be great to play with former teammates. UGA, they're a good school too. They put a lot of guys in the pros. That's attractive."
Telvin confirmed that his top three is in that order - Georgia Tech, FSU, Georgia.
Does he have any intentions on making an early decision?
"I talked with my mom, and some coaches and other family members. I decided I'm going to wait awhile, not make a last minute choice, but slow it down a bit and take things in."
Smith says he has never been the type to follow one team in college football but rather he has just grown up watching random games. He has no allegiances. The 6'4" 200 pounder said, "I like to keep my focus on the level of play I'm at. I don't want to get ahead of myself."