LB Quin Smith (6-1 210) of Lenoir, NC has already committed to USC and says he is strong on that commitment. He is planning to attend this weekend's game against Georgia. Smith will take his official visit to Columbia later this season. He also has offers from Duke, East Carolina, Western Carolina, and Navy.
Smith says he's excited about playing for Ellis Johnson. "I got a chance to watch them play NC State. They looked real good. That's a defense that I want to be a part of. It's really exciting that Coach Johnson would also be my position coach."
So far this season, Smith has posted gaudy numbers for his high school team. Playing both ways, he had 24 tackles and 4 touchdowns in their first game of the season. In game two, he had 23 tackles, 2 touchdowns and an inteception. He also had 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in his third game. Smith has not made a decision as to whether he will take any other official visits. He runs a 4.63 40.