Brandon Smith solidifies another visit

Four star prospect Brandon Smith will take a visit to homestate school Rutgers in December. Rutgers was once fighting to be his fifth visit along with Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Va. Tech. See what he has to say about Michigan now that Carr is out, along with his feelings on the Knights, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Four star prospect Brandon Smith will go on a visit to Rutgers. Rutgers was one of the teams in the mix to be his fifth visit along with Oklahoma, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. Wisconsin was suppose to be his fourth visit, but he doesn't have a date planned yet with the school and he has scheduled one with the Scarlet Knights.

"They have a great program," he said. "I talk to coach Susan and Schiano pretty frequently. I like that the place is close to home. They're still in the hunt. I talked to the coaches and we have something planned for a weekend in December."

With Wisconsin, one of his friends, former teammate, linebacker Johnathan Casillas plays there. "We talk a lot, actually he's coming home for Thanksgiving weekend," he said. "He's one of my closest friends, he doesn't try to recruit me when we're on the phone."

Nov. 23 is when Smith will visit South Carolina and when he was asked what he likes about the school he said simply that it's the coach. "Steve Spurrier," he said. "He's a great coach and everyone knows that."

The athlete/safety has already gone on visits to Colorado and Michigan. He went to Colorado with teammates Paul Vigo and Marquis Hamm when the Buffaloes upset Oklahoma. When asked if where his teammates went would influence his decision, he said that wouldn't play any role.

"Not really," he said. "They have to go pick the best school for them and I have to pick the best school for me."

There have been rumors going around that said Michigan was his favorite school. Head Coach Lloyd Carr is going to announce his retirement on Monday, so he said he would have to talk to the team's current coaching staff about his situation. "I'll have to see with them where I stand, what the system will be, and things like that."

For what position he was asked to play by his recruiters, Smith said the schools are giving him the option for where he would want to play.

Smith is currently ranked No. 4 at safety by's High School Rankings. He will make his final decision at the U.S. Army All-American game alongside several other other of the nation's top prospects.

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