Smith, who was recruited by Louisville assistant Ken Delgado at California, visited Louisville the past few days and attended the Cardinals practices Wednesday and Thursday. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive end must sit out the upcoming season but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2009.
According to Smith's sister, who spoke with InsideTheVille.com Thursday, Smith also visited Oregon prior to his trip to Louisville this week. Smith is also said to be considering Arizona as a possible transfer option.
Now, Smith will head back home to ponder his options and make a decision soon about his future. School begins at Louisville on August 25.
A former three-star Scout.com prospect, Smith was rated the No. 62 defensive end prospect nationally coming out off Honolulu (HI) St. Louis two years ago. Smith racked up 14 sacks as a high school senior. Smith was rated the No. 5 overall high school prospect in Hawaii in 2007, helping guide his team to a state championship.
ESPN Insider described him as, "a tall developing prospect with great potential ... takes great angles to the ball and does a nice job of wrapping the ball carrier up when he gets there ... has the ability to cover some ground on defense and has long arms to grab ball carriers and pull them down."