Over 30 schools have offered College Park (Ga.) Hapeville Charter cornerback Chris Smith. He has spent days on the road visiting schools across the country over the past 12 months. The 6-foot, 165 pound rising senior has built relationships, examined a long list of schools and he is ready to cut his list down to six with a decision looming.
IN HIS OWN WORDS...
"I was thinking about naming a top 10, but I thought a little more about it and I got it down to six schools," said Smith.
ALABAMA: "Alabama is the greatest football program of my generation. I've followed them since I was young. Coach Ansley was the very first coach to believe in me while he was at Kentucky so me and him have the longest relationship involving my recruitment. I recently had the chance to briefly meet coach Saban and I can tell he's all about business just like Alabama."
FLORIDA: "Florida produces many great players at my position and that means a lot. The coaches know what they are talking about. On my visit coach, Bell and coach Nussmier showed me a great time and I received a great vibe from the program."
GEORGIA: "Georgia is the hometown school. They're another school that has recruited me from the beginning. Me and coach Smart talk on a weekly basis and the junior day visit I took gave me total insight about what UGA was all about."
MICHIGAN: "Michigan is a school that really impressed when I visited. It's a great program in all areas and the fans and alumni are out of this world. The relationship I've built with the coaching staff specifically coach Harbaugh, and coach Partridge is continuously growing."
OHIO STATE: "Ohio State was another school that opened my eyes when I visited up north. The intensity and passion exhibited by the team and the coaches showed why their always in contention for a championship. Urban Meyer is one of the best in the business and after meeting and speaking with him I see why Ohio State constantly dominates."
SOUTH CAROLINA: "South Carolina was one of the first schools to recruit me and they've stayed on me throughout this whole process. I feel I have great opportunity at South Carolina and the connection I have coach Muschamp and coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) only makes me feel better."