"I have about five offers now," said Branden Smith. "I have offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Alabama and Clemson. The day before yesterday I received the offer from Alabama. Florida State offered me recently as well."
"I was excited about those new offers. I like them. Anything that comes through right now I am going to like. I like all of my options. I am receiving a lot of interest from Georgia Tech, LSU, Florida and a few other schools. They are waiting to see my highlight tape."
Smith is wide open with his recruitment and taking his time to find a good fit.
"I don't have a top five or anything right now," he said. "I think I will make a decision toward the end of the year. I am not even thinking about a commitment. That is a long way from now. One thing I am looking for in a school is how I am going to spend my next four years."
Smith has plans to hit a couple of spring games and planning a full summer camp schedule.
"I haven't been anywhere recently, but I have a few visits coming up," he said. "I am going to Auburn's spring game next Saturday. I am thinking about going to Clemson as well. I plan to attend camps at all the schools who offer. I want to show people what I can do on-and-off the field."
Smith gave more insight of his interest in the Auburn Tigers with a visit on the horizon.
"I like a lot about Auburn," he said. "It's a good school, good location, and it's not far from home. I know they have a good team. Their graduation rate is high. I know they graduate a lot of players and send them to the NFL."
"I really don't know too much about them," Smith said of Clemson. "My friend, James Davis, goes to school there. He has told me a lot of good things about Clemson."
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect understands his strengths and what he hopes to improve before the senior season.
"My biggest strength is my speed," Smith said. "I am trying to improve everything. I am still working on my speed. I am going to practice catching the ball more. A lot of college scouts have said they want to see me jam on receivers. I am working on that."
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