Rome, Georgia's Toryan Smith visited the University of Nebraska a couple of months back in order to learn more about the school, its atmosphere, the coaches and all of the little things that help make up a collegiate program. Since that point, he's been training very hard in his school's spring football program. He even mentions that he's been able to improve his speed quite a bit over the course of the series.
As it appears now, two schools have been doing a solid job of distancing themselves from the pack according to Smith. "I'd say Oklahoma and Florida. Coach (Brent) Venebles came to the practice. Coach (Urban) Meyer and coach (Billy) Gonzalez said they'd be here Friday morning. They constantly contact me and that's what makes those two stand out," said Smith. He also mentioned that one school who has almost come out of nowhere into the fray is the University of Washington. Coach Tyrone Willingham is due to call this week. Toryan claims no leader at this point.
So since the visit, just what has Nebraska done to continue the recruiting process with Smith? I talked with Coach (Randy) Jordan last week; he told me he was going to come down. I've been in pretty good contact, they've sent a letter here and there," he said. Toryan reports that since the visit to Nebraska, the correspondence has stayed the same. Smith reports that the Nebraska coaches have nicknamed him "The Freak" and have commented that anyone with his skills deserves to have a "Mr." in front of their name.
Smith is about ready for another batch of visits that will commence this upcoming weekend. "I'm going to UCLA on Sunday. I'm going to Texas the next weekend. I might check out Florida State, too," he said. When asked about his timeline to commit, Smith remains firm in that, at this point, he will probably be a Signing Day decision.