AZ OL Smith Taking Trips

The #17-ranked offensive line prospect in the country, Arizona's <b>Allen Smith</b>, has taken two official visits, has two more planned, and is finalizing the details of his fifth and final visit...

Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol offensive line prospect Allen Smith (6-5, 325) has begun taking his official visits and has narrowed the rest of his already crowded field of suitors.

"I have visited Arizona State and Notre Dame already," said Smith. "I'll be going to Stanford and to Washington, those trips have been set in stone, and I will most likely visit UCLA."

Those five schools comprise the top five for Smith, who wouldn't hint at a favorite, though Notre Dame got rave reviews. "I really enjoyed my trip and my time at Notre Dame. Meeting Coach Willingham and the staff was a wonderful experience. They did happen to lose the game (against USC), but it was just an amazing time there," said Smith. "Talking with Coach Willingham was one of the most amazing conversations I have ever had with anyone."

Smith visited Arizona State the previous weekend, but he has been there many times before. "Arizona State was great for an official. My mother works there, and I have friends there. I already know a lot about Arizona State," said Smith.

Smith unofficially visited UCLA back in late May, when he attended the Bruins Junior Day. He said, "I really enjoyed Junior Day at UCLA. Coach Dorrell is a wonderful person. I met Coach Dorrell and his wife, and their children, and I really like him."

For now, it appears that Smith will finish his season before the rest of his arranged visits. He'll visit Stanford the first weekend in December, while the following weekend will take him to Washington.

When considering his last visit, Smith said, "I am very likely taking my final visit to UCLA. I just need to iron out some minor details to set that up. It will probably be in December as well, or maybe in January," said Smith.

Smith has a 3.7 GPA and has already scored a 1300 on his SAT, though he was disappointed in that score. He plans to major in computer science in college.

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