"I committed a couple of days ago," Smith admitted. "I didn't wanna rush into anything, because I know how the visits are set up, are designed to get you excited and I wanted to wait and talk to my family, first."
A few weeks since he formally visited Lexington for his official visit, Smith liked everything the Wildcats and its program had to offer.
"When I went up there," Smith explained, "it was such a nice campus. I really like the direction of the program as well. I saw their bowl game and how many people followed to the team. Their fans there are unbelievable. They told me their tickets sold out in like 24 hours or something like that."
With several good program options to choose from including Maryland and Stanford, Smith knew his heart was in the SEC.
"I've always wanted to play in the SEC," Smith stated. "The fact that they won 7 games this year with a tough schedule, was probably the biggest reason why I chose Kentucky. They not only play in the SEC, but they are on the way up."
"I also liked the the facilities," Smith continued, "They have an indoor track facility with a 400 meter track."
Despite being recruited primarily as a cornerback, the coaching staff did say they would offer Smith the chance to play wide receiver.
"They said they really needed help at cornerback, but that I could try out for wide receiver if I wanted too," Smith explained. "They did say I'd definitely have an impact on special teams next year."
The 6-foot, 175 pound athlete may only have been a Wildcat officially for a few days, but he spent Friday afternoon cheering like a fan for years. "I felt like I was apart of it," Smith said. "It was really crazy."