Nebraska commit Tarin Smith got his chance to see Lincoln for the first time over the weekend.
2014 point guard commit Tarin Smith
picked the Huskers sight unseen in March. After his visit to Lincoln over the weekend, the St. Anthony high school (N.J.) product is even more excited about his decision.
"The facilities are great. It's some of the best in the country by far. The fans are great and the coaching staff is cool. The players are really down to earth. All in all, it was a really great visit and I loved everything about it," said Smith. "One of the reasons I knew I could commit before I visited was I had been to a few other places and knew what they brought to the table. Once I heard what Nebraska had, I was really comfortable with it. I was blown away by everything. It was better than I would have expected. It's better than a lot of the professional teams."
Smith, who was hosted by Terran Petteway and Benny Parker, got a chance to play basketball with the team on Saturday before the Red-White game.
"They definitely told some things I need to work on, but their message was just to come in here and be ready to work," said Smith. "All the guys were really cool and made me feel welcome."
After playing basketball, alongside fellow visiting prospect Edward Morrow, Smith headed to the spring football game with Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields.
"To have 60,000 fans at basically a practice is just crazy," said Smith. "That's one of the things I love about Nebraska, is the fan support. All the teams have a dominant record at home and I can see why."
Smith boasts a 4.0 GPA and will hit campus in early June.
Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels recently saw Smith at the Hoop Hall Classic in late January.
"Smith was St. Anthony's top scorer against Paul VI, as he went for 16 points on 8-for-18 shooting. Smith didn't hit any of his four three-pointers, but was effective as a driver," said Daniels at the time. "He also added one mid-range pull-up. Smith has good size at 6-foot-2, good speed and is a tough all around player. With the limited amount of players available in the 2014 class, Smith is one of the best options at the point guard position."