Mississippi standout 'made right decision'

University of Louisville football commitment Jaylen Smith spent the weekend on campus for his official visit and told Cardinal Authority that the visit went great. Smith said he would sign with the Cardinals in February and recaps the visit here:

Pascagoula, Miss., High School wide receiver Jaylen Smith knew before his official visit to the University of Louisville this past weekend that he was signing with the Cardinals.

So, Smith had a plan for his official visit.

"I wanted to get to know the coaches better, sit down and talk to them and help out with some of the guys who were not committed," Smith said. "I wanted to try and help get a couple of guys to flip. It was a fun weekend.

"Overall, it was a very nice weekend."

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Smith, a three-star prospect who committed to U of L in August, said Cincinnati, California and South Alabama have all tried to get him to flip his commitment but he's 100 percent solid to U of L.

"I just felt so at home," Smith said. "I felt like it was the right place for me. I feel like I can come in right away and help out. I think I can be the guy to get a 100-yard game if they need me too, or just to be the guy to make big catches."

Smith said he was hanging out with friend - and January enrollee Traveon Samuel - along with Jaquay Williams and James Quick - all wide receivers.

"They all said I can make an impact," he said.

Smith said he "did some working" on several other prospects who were making visits and told them just how he felt about the U of L program.

"It's amazing all the pressure and all of the schools that come after you and then you pick one," Smith said. "You pray and hope that you picked the right one. And finally, you go there and you love it and know it's the right place. It's just great."


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