When we last spoke to Smith, he was offered by the Rebels during his unofficial visit and was told by the Alabama staff that he had a good chance to receive an offer from them at their camp.
Did he get that offer?
"No sir, they said they
would call in a week or two, but I have not heard back from them, so I guess they
are still evaluating me," stated Isaiah Smith.
How did his Alabama
camp experience go?
"It was good. It was hot, but I got a lot out
of it. I did a lot of drills I have never done before."
Smith head after the Bama camp?
"Last Saturday I was at Tennessee
for their senior camp."
Was he offered?
"I have had an
offer from Tennessee for about two months now."
Was this Isaiah's
first trip to Tennessee?
"This was actually my second trip. I got
to see some more things than I had before. We sat in their stadium, and they told
us it was one of the biggest stadiums in the world. We met in their defensive
meeting room with Coach Chavis, their defensive coordinator. We went over certain
coverages for the 7 on 7 games."
Where else has Smith visited this
"I went to Memphis on Monday and camped for a couple of hours."
"No sir, I think they are still evaluating my film.
They said I should be getting an offer within a week or so, as soon as they get
Will there be anymore camps or visits this summer?
think I am done with all of the camps. I do not think I am going to visit anymore
schools until I start my official visit in the fall."
Smith has stated
that he wanted to check out the Broadcasting and Physical Therapy programs while
he was touring the colleges this summer. Which school best fits his needs in this
"I think maybe Tennessee and Ole Miss. I believe Alabama has
a great broadcasting school, and Ole Miss has a good medical field because of
their medical center. That would make it easy on me if I wanted to major in Physical
Therapy. They have a very good physical therapy program."
factor for Isaiah when making a decision is finding the college where he can make
the quickest impact.
"I believe it would be a toss up between Ole
Miss and Tennessee. Tennessee lost all four of their starting linebackers and
Daniel Brooks was dismissed because he broke some team rules. But when Ole Miss
graduates Patrick Willis; they will be hurting. They also told me they only signed
two linebackers last year and one of them is not going to qualify. That does not
leave them but one guy for the '06 class, so you know they are going to be recruiting
real hard for the '07 class."
Which colleges are now at the top of
"Tennessee and Ole Miss are at the top, but I am still
looking at Louisville, Auburn, Alabama, and Memphis. Those are the schools that
have been recruiting me the hardest."
Isaiah had 20 receptions for
310 yards and 3 touchdowns as a junior at fullback, and on defense, Smith had
60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.
Isaiah Smith completes his summer tour
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