"When I was at home over the holidays," Smith revealed, "I was really thinking about my decision -- did some praying about it too. And every time I talked with my friends about the schools I was looking at, I kept talking Texas A&M. So, I decided to give them my commitment."
The 4-star difference-maker said he first called TAMU DC Carl Torbush but had to leave a message. He then called and got a hold of safeties coach Melvin Smith to let him know. After that, he reached Torbush. Kid finally wrapped it up when he spoke with the head man himself, Dennis Franchione.
"They were all really excited," Smith said. "Coach Torbush said I have a chance to go in there and play early. That if I come in there ready to take care of business, then I should have no problem seeing the field early."
Other reasons the 6-3.5, 237-pounder gave A&M his pledge?
"I'm only an hour and-a-half away from home and that made my family feel really good," he said. "I've built a very good relationship with Coach Torbush the last few weeks and I think we can get things going in the right direction."
The two-time all-state Mississippi JUCO standout said his commitment is 100 percent solid and that his "last and final" visit will be to College Station January 23.