Smith Sits Down with Coach Davis

Jonathan Smith wasn't able to make it to Chapel Hill on Saturday, so the North Carolina commitment and his mother dropped by campus Monday afternoon.

"Me and my mom sat down and talked to him just about the way he plans to run the program," said Smith. "My mom really liked him, I felt comfortable around him, and he seems like a good fit for Carolina.

"He is going to keep some staff around," said Smith. "He told me that he's probably about 95-percent [certain my position coach] is going to be one of the coaches he retains. I'm happy about that"

Smith, a 6-foot-2 195-pound athlete from Durham (N.C.) Hillside, could play multiple positions. Davis hasn't had the opportunity to decide how he plans to use Smith.

"As of right now, he hasn't really gotten a chance to watch me as much as he wanted to," said Smith. "He said he was trying to watch as many guys as he could. He said he watched my highlight film, but he wants to watch a few game films along with other recruits' [game film]."

According to Smith, the most impressive thing about Davis is his attention to education.

"In talking to him, right off the bat, [I noticed] academics is important to him," said Smith. "He was talking about how when he was at Miami, the graduation rate of football players went up. He said academics are important to him and he wanted to come to a school with a good academic foundation."

Despite how well the visit went, you can now add Smith to the list of UNC commits contemplating official visits to other schools.

"I think I am still going to take some more visits," said Smith. "I'm still firm with Carolina. I'm not sure, but most likely I think I'm going to take other visits."

Outside of North Carolina, Smith is fielding interest from Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan State, and N.C. State. No visits have been scheduled, but he said the four aforementioned schools would be the most likely destinations.

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