Brandon Smith is tough to miss on the football field. The 6-7, 300-pound offensive tackle towers over nearly everyone else in every game he plays.
Because of his size and upside Smith is emerging as one of the state's top offensive linemen from the current crop of juniors. He hasn't picked up any offers yet but he's generating plenty of early interest and an official offer at some point would seem to be a foregone conclusion.
Smith, a junior at Kernersville (NC) East Forsyth, was at NC State recently for the Wolfpack's first junior day of the year. While in Raleigh he and the other junior football players had a chance to tour the stadium, meet with the coaches and learn about the school.
"Talking to the players was great," Smith told Pack Pride. "They were just telling me stuff about the coaches and everything. You know, the coaches will tell you what you want to hear. The players tell you how it is. It was real."
Smith attended a game at NC State last fall and he's trying to set up another trip to the school for one of the basketball team's home games.
While the Pack has positioned itself well, two other schools currently stand in front of them on his list.
"They're probably like my third choice," Smith said of NC State. "Clemson and UVA are at the top.
"I like everything about Clemson," he laughed. "The coaches, the fans, the atmosphere, the college. Stuff like that. I love the stadium. I've been up there for their junior day and four or five games.
"Virginia's campus is beautiful. I like the coaches and I like the way they run their offense. Things like that. I went up there for one visit and it was when they played NC State."
Smith said so far Clemson has shown the most interest of any of the schools recruiting him.
Smith Waiting on Offers
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