Smith attended the Mississippi State team camp Friday and came away with an offer that left him feeling really good about Mississippi State.
"It was a good feeling (to receive the offer)," said Smith, who also has offers from Memphis, Tennessee, UMass, UConn and Detroit and is also being recruited by Arkansas, Belmont and LSU. "(MSU head) Coach (Rick) Ray made me feel at home. He made me feel like I was already a member of the team. He said he wants me to be a Mississippi State Bulldog.
"He told me that he is going to be really involved in the recruiting process. He mentioned that wherever I go and whenever I make a decision to make sure the head coach is truly involved in the recruiting process.
"He told me that he is going to come watch me play in Memphis and come watch me play in July (in AAU games). He said he was going to be real involved."
After talking one-on-one with Coach Ray, he came away very impressed.
"I like Coach Ray a lot," said Smith. "He's a good-hearted guy who said it's all about winning games. And he said he likes players who hate to lose. And I think that's me."
With the offer from Mississippi State, Smith has moved them up among his top schools.
"They are definitely in my top five because I like the southern hospitality and it's a great home feeling," he said.
Keep it on Scout.com and GenesPage as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2015.
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