"I think Pittsburgh and Illinois are close to offering me," Smith said. "Pitt sends mail every week, its usually hand written things from Coach Gattuso, Coach Wannstedt, Coach Partridge , or Coach Junko. Illinois also sends a lot of stuff to me."
The All-County selection camped at Pittsburgh and Maryland this summer.
Pittsburgh: "I thought it went real well there. It started out as Coach Gattuso and Coach Partridge talking to me, but by the time I was done all the coaches talked to me. When I speak to Derron Thomas he says they always ask about me."
Maryland: "I did really well there. It seemed like a lot of other schools heard about my performance there because I got a lot of interest after that camp."
During the spring, Smith took a pair of unofficial visits to Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech: "It was a good trip, but it seemed almost like there were certain kids there that they wanted to talk to. They have a real nice campus and I like their academics.
Pittsburgh: "It went well. I went there with Nico and Travon. I feel like I really connected with the coaching staff."
Smith would like to check out a few more schools in the near future.
Who are the early leaders for the pass-rush specialist?
"Right now I would say Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Illinois, and West Virginia."