|Smith takes the long way to NC State08/02/2006 TheWolfpacker.com|
Gavin Smith originally was the first player to commit to NC State from the Class of 2006. In fact, he committed before his junior season even started, and he was the first recruit picked up by then-new defensive line coach Todd Stroud. But Smith would be the first admit he did not see the day where he would be wearing red and white coming. That changed Tuesday, and now all that stands between Smith and him putting on an NC State helmet is the NCAA Clearinghouse.