The 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver let campus last week with a solid impression and plans to return this summer.
“I was definitely impressed with Rutgers during my visit,” Smith said. “What stood out is that they’re a real family. They talk about supporting their players and how they all work together.”
Smith did not receive a Rutgers offer, but the staff asked him to return for its one-day skills camp in June.
“They want to see me and see how I work with their coaches,” Smith said. “They want to see if I’m coachable and how I would fit.”
Smith visited Rutgers with his stepfather.
“He really liked it because he’s been a Rutgers fan for his whole life,” Smith said. “He liked the academic stuff too.”
“It was different than a lot of other places I’ve seen,” Smith said. “I definitely liked it. I get along with their coaches very well.”