Signing Day Decision for Juju

Long Beach Poly (Calif.) athlete John ‘Juju' Smith had previously said he could make his commitment at the upcoming Under Armour All-American Game but he said he's not yet ready to pull the trigger...

Juju Smith is one of the nation's top two-way athletes and had a big senior year at receiver and safety. Most schools have been recruiting him at safety but he'll play receiver at the Under Armour AA Game, much he like he did at The Opening over the summer.

Smith took official visits to Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon. That last visit was going to go to Michigan during the season but the athlete scratched off the Wolverines from his list and will take his final visit to USC (Jan. 17).

"I didn't want to commit before taking all my visits," Smith said. "I took a recent unofficial visit before the dead period to meet some of the new staff and I'm obviously pretty familiar with the school already.

"I've been there plenty of times but I'm not ready to make my decision yet. I'm still thinking everything over and I've decided to wait until Signing Day to make my decision. I still have the same six schools on my list, the four I visited, plus USC and UCLA."

Smith had home visits with Alabama and Oregon and expects the other schools to come in next month.

"Both visits went really good, I like both coaching staffs a lot," Smith said. "I also took that visit to USC and UCLA came to my school. I'm still talking with Ohio State and Notre Dame as well and I'm giving everyone a fair shot.

"I think after my last visit to USC, I should have a better idea of what I want to do. They just hired Johnny Nansen, who is actually my uncle and we're pretty tight. I still want to take an unofficial visit to UCLA as well. They're all great schools and I'm just really blessed to be in this situation."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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