At this time, he isn't leaning toward any particular school stating: "I want to take my visits before making any decisions."
His visit this weekend is the only one he has to date agreed to take. However, since the edge-rusher is originally from Sugar Land, Texas, there's some familiarity with the Texas A&M program.
Smith's statistics through his first five games are: 66 tackles (45 unassisted) - six of which were tackles for losses. He's also forced a fumble and recovered one; garnered 2 sacks and has 12 QB pressures.
With his size and speed, the JUCO standout has shown the ability to dominate opposing offenses. Case in point: In his last game, a 30-7 win over Holmes, Smith was credited with a ridiculous 20 tackles. Unquestionably, he has the physical ability to play D-I ball, and I even got a "glimpse" of his attitude/swagger.
Prior to my interview of Smith, I had discussed with Coach Byrd, the defensive coordinator at Northwest Mississippi, the team's season to date and their game Thursday night. Byrd told TheInsiders: "It will be tough. The next game to me is always the toughest."
But Smith had a different reaction...
"Nah, it will be easy," he said. After suggesting that he might not want to express that opinion to Byrd, who had a much different line of thought, Smith responsed: "Oh, I always tell him that. Makes him sleep better at night."
Attitude coupled with great physical ability...what more could you want?
The 6-3,250-pounder said Dana Holgorsen is the Texas Tech coach he's in contact with the most and he said Holgorsen wants him primarily as a DE.
Smith expects to graduate in May, 2004.