Four-star cornerback D.J. Smith appeared on The NEW College Football Show: Next Class 2014 on FOX Sports South Monday night to announce what school he would be attending in 2014.
Smith tried on a Clemson Tigers’ hat and a Tennessee Volunteers’ hat before declaring that each hat was too tight. He finally donned a South Carolina Gamecocks’ hat and announced that he was committed to Steve Spurrier’s squad.
“First what made me commit was I have such a great relationship with (Gamecocks’ secondary) coach Grady Brown,” Smith told 247Sports Cory Fravel. “He’s been keeping it real with me since my recruitment began. Also they have a system which allows me to play aggressive and make plays, and most importantly I’m able to try to start getting playing time my freshman year.”
According to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings, the 6’0, 191 lb. Smith is the 12th-best cornerback and the 129th-best overall best prospect in the class of 2014. Smith attends Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia and is considered the seventh-best player in the state.
Smith is scheduled to officially visit the Gamecocks this weekend.