"He is officially committed to the Bruins," said Chris Sailer, his kicking coach.
Smith, who's highlights this year include a 67-yard field goal, is ranked 10th nationally by Scout.com but #2 nationally by ChrisSailerKicking.com.
"Kip is an outstanding kicker," said Sailer, a former UCLA kicker himself. "He has perhaps the strongest leg in the nation. He's big on kickoffs. He also shows the ability to punt at the highest level."
Sailer would know a thing or two about excellent two-way kickers, having been an All-American at UCLA in 1997 as both a kicker and a punter.
Smith is the latest elite kicker to commit to the Bruins, and he'll be the heir to the premier kicker in the country, Kai Forbath, who himself followed All-American Justin Medlock. UCLA's also boasts Bjorn Merten and John Lee as All-American kickers in the past 25 years.