5-star OL Trey Smith details why Vols in top 6

Trey Smith is the Volunteer State's best blocker in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Can Tennessee convince him to be a Volunteer?

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Trey Smith returned to The Opening Finals without a whole lot to show people, ranking in as Scout's No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 in the South.

So, the University School of Jackson standout tried his hand at left guard and went up against some of the nation's elite defensive tackles.

"It proves I can play any position on the O-line," the No. 1-rated blocker in the Volunteer State's 2017 class told InsideTennessee.

Where Smith plays on the next level remains to be seen, but the Scout five-star definitely has his share of options. He narrowed that list of schools down to six Sunday — Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

"Just the coaching staff and the program," Smith said of why he included the Orange & White. "I think they're going to be a top-notch program pretty soon. So, I want to see what they're doing."

After four months of not having been on Rocky Top, the Jackson native plans to return to Knoxville in a "couple weeks."

See more from Smith on his recruitment, competing at The Opening Finals for a second time, his official visit plans and more in the interview below:


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