CB Maurice Smitherman Profile
While Kaleb Chalmers and Juwuan Briscoe have already committed to the Tigers, Smitherman, a three-star prospect from Minor High School in Adamsville, Alabama, lists Clemson as his favorite.
"They're just in need of cornerbacks and I know that I could play a big role for them," Smitherman told CUTigers over the weekend.
Dabo Swinney called him last Friday.
"He was telling me I'm one of their top prospects and that I could do big things at Clemson," Smitherman said.
He added, "I just like how he's rebuilding Clemson. Clemson is on the uptick."
Smitherman visited Clemson last fall for The Citadel game.
"I like their campus. I just like their school period. They've got good academics there. That's what I really like," he said.
A return trip is in the works.
"I'm going to camp, my first camp, I'm camping at Clemson," Smitherman said.
Behind Clemson is Mississippi State.
"I just like what they're doing down there. It would be fun learning from a former NFL cornerback, coach [Deshea] Townsend," Smitherman said.
As a junior, he had 82 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, nine pass breakups and four interceptions.
Tigers on top
Gene's Page Top Stories
Feeding the DogsThere is a lot of practice, planning and preparation that goes into a typical day for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Between film review, positional meetings, practice, strength…
Gene's Page9:16 AM
Cheering for #1The 2014 football season was by far the most exciting football season in Mississippi State’s history. Being on the sideline for the Number One team in the nation during that…
Gene's Page9:02 AM
Williams Sets Bulldog OfficialMississippi State currently holds the 21st ranked recruiting class in the country. One of the most talented players in Dan Mullen's 2017 crop is cornerback Tyler Williams of…
Gene's Page8:20 AM
GPTV: Weatherspoon Relives Game WinnerAs a freshman, Mississippi State guard Quindarry Weatherspoon gave Bulldog fans a glimpse of what their team could be. Third on the team in scoring with 12 points per contest,…
Gene's Page8:04 AM