"It was everything I was looking for in a college. A Wake Forest degree is golden. It was the only camp I went to where every coach knew my name. The campus just feels like home."
Prior to attending Christchurch School, Smith spent most of his years in North Carolina, and on the basketball court.
"I grew up in Winston Salem, so I was always close to Wake. Basketball was my first sport. The first time I played football was last season," he said in an earlier interview.
And when the offer from Wake arrived, Smith jumped on it immediately.
"I told them once they offered I would commit about a week ago so this past week they were doing everything with academics and told me today that everything checked out."
For Smith, playing college football is a dream come true.
"I am so happy. A year ago today, I never thought I would be doing anything in college. It's like a dream come true."