DL Calvin Smith (6-4 275) of Hialeah, FL is looking hard at USC right now. "I've known (recruiter) Jeep Hunter for a couple of years," Smith said. "I knew him from Georgia Tech. I call him from time to time. We have a relationship. Coach Hunter is well known down here and South Carolina is going to be way up on my list. I know Ellis Johnson is a very good defensive coordinator and I like his style of play."
Smith has taken official visits to Florida State and Illinois. "Both were good," he said. "I liked the atmosphere from both and the people were good."
Smith said he has USC, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida State at the top of his list. He plans to set official visits with the Gamecocks and Vols.