Mar 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes bench reacts to beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten college basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeats Nebraska 71-67. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

3-star PG Tarin Smith commits to Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will officially return to the NCAA Tournament and recruits are starting to take notice.

Nebraska’s success is one reason 3-star point Tarin Smith gave his pledge to the Cornhuskers Monday.

“I was really excited about it, and about a week ago I started getting a good feeling about coach Miles and the way the program was going, with him getting coach of the year,” Smith told Michael Bruntz of 24/7 Sports. “I’ve been in contact with them a lot and I think they’re just a great, great program. I’ve been waiting for awhile, I think I’m one of the last players in my class to commit, so I just wanted to get it over with and I knew that’s where I wanted to be so I committed today.”

The 6’1, 175-pound Smith attends St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

He is ranked as the 60th best point guard prospect, the 13th best overall prospect in the state of New Jersey and 311th best overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Smith chose Nebraska over Bucknell, Buffalo, Delaware and Detroit.

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