Jay Smith Visit To State Appears To Be a Go

Jay Smith is one of the most sought after wide receivers on the east coast, and he is now trying to get his visit schedule in order before making a decision. Smith has an upcoming official visit scheduled with NC State and that trip could prove critical to the Wolfpack's chances. We've got the latest.

There has been quite a bit of confusion surrounding the visit schedule of 4-star wide receiver Jay Smith from Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Va. He was scheduled to make an official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend but was unable to make the trip. Pack Pride caught up with Smith's father, Mordecai, to see if his impending trip to NC State was a go.

"Our family will be in Raleigh on November 3rd for the Georgia Tech game," said Smith. "My wife and I have privately visited the University of Miami, the University of Tennessee, and Blacksburg already. We have been around NC State for years. Subsequent to our official visit on the 4th, we will give Jay our recommendation and blessing on one of the above colleges. For reasons of accountability, Jay has asked that we all be in agreement. Therefore, his decision is only weeks away."

Smith has been a major target for the Pack all year and has camped at State since he was 12 years old. The Wolfpack was one of the first schools to offer him a scholarship and led solidly for him back in the spring. With his decision apparently just weeks away, most insiders feel his final decision will come down to Miami, Virginia Tech or NC State.

Rated the No. 23 wide receiver in the country and a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Smith is under heavy consideration to be named to play in the US Army All-American Bowl.

Scout Quote: "Smith has all the tools to be a very good receiver at the next level, he has the frame, strength, speed, route running, hands, and blocking skills that every coach yearns for. He has a knack for making the tough catch, if it's thrown in his area he is getting it. Smith is also very good in the open field at making defenders miss and getting yards after the catch." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Bob Lichtenfels


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