Visits Finalized for Georgia Backer Toryan Smith

While most prospects are just getting around to thinking about when they'll take their first official visit, Georgia linebacker Toryan Smith of Rome High School already has all five on the calendar. spoke with the Peach State star, who will be making the trek to Michigan in November.

Linebacker Toryan Smith of Rome, Ga., High School recently released four of the schools he will officialy visit for the 2005 football season. After maintaining throughout the spring and summer that he will not use any of his allotted paid trips on schools in the South, Smith decided to set up his final visit to the most southern campus on his list. "I just set up a visit to Florida for Nov. 26," Smith said. "I visit Oklahoma on Sept. 3, Notre Dame on Oct. 15, Oklahoma on Oct. 29 and Michigan on Nov. 19. Those are my top five schools, and I can't see those dates changing or any other schools being replaced."

The Michigan date just happens to be for the Wolverines annual showdown with Ohio State. "That's one of the biggest games of the year in college football," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing all those people."

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Smith said that while his top five is set, he would still trip to a couple other schools as well. "I'll go to Auburn and LSU too," he said. "Those will be unofficial visits. They aren't in my top five but I will still consider them when I make my decision." He has unofficially visited Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Nebraska.

Smith said that though he has already visited all the schools on his list, he wants to check out the game day atmospheres of each. "I was up at Michigan the day before their Spring Game," he said. "It was nice; I met with Coach Herrmann and Coach Carr and was really impressed."

Reporting 26 offers, Smith said the latest came from Wake Forest. While he is taking all of his official visits during the season, his decision won't necessarily come right after his last trip. "When I get back from Florida I'll need to really look at how I liked each school, then decide which is best for me," he said. "I'm not going to decide right away."

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