"Tarin is a great addition to our program," Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said in a statement. "He is the complete package at the point guard. He has excellent feel for the game. He is a leader. He has a terrific skill set, and is long and athletic on the defensive end. I love his personality, and he is really an endearing, bright young man. The Huskers landed a treasure in Tarin Smith!"
Smith averaged 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game during his senior year.
"The facilities are great. It's some of the best in the country by far," Smith told Scout.com after his visit. "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 was coached by legendary head coach Bob Hurley. Of the course of his career, he has won 27 state championships and been named the USA Today National Coach of the Year three times. During his time with the program, he's coached over 150 Division I players.