Frostproof (Fla.) offensive lineman Michael Smith Jr. made his college decision on the first day of August when he committed to Georgia Southern, but has since decided to reopen his recruitment and reconsider his options.
“I wanted to view all of my options and make sure that I make the best decision for me and my family for the next four years,” Smith said.
The 6-foot-3, 270-pound lineman is currently considering offers from Iowa State, Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and Georgia Southern. He has previously visited Georgia Southern in the summer and will now take his first official visit to Iowa State, which had previously been one of his two finalists.
The Cyclones project Smith at guard, though he is also a defensive tackle.
“I’m fine playing either or,” Smith said.
Iowa State offered Smith in early June when coaches were in Lake Wales, Florida, for a satellite camp. By the time Smith was done working out in front of coaches, he had drawn an offer from the Cyclones.
“They like my athleticism,” Smith said of Iowa State at the time. “They were having me do some snaps at center, but mostly right guard. I’m just an athletic guard with power and great hips. I’m working on my pass game, because at the high school where I’m at we don’t really throw the ball that much so I just need to work on that and staying low.”
Smith doesn't currently have a timeline for a decision.
“When I feel that the time is right with me and my family,” he said.