Wando wide receiver OrTre Smith has not eliminated any schools from consideration and says he is getting the ultimate recruiting attention from South Carolina coach Will Muschamp.
“Coach Muschamp, he’s recruiting me personally,” Smith said. “He messages me on Twitter every day. I like that. I keep in touch with him. I tweet him back here and there. I keep in touch with Coach Muschamp. He thinks I’m a big priority and I can help out the team. I like that.”
Smith (6-3, 210) plans to have a top six or seven list set by the end of this school year and he’d like to make his decision around the middle of his season. He is on track to graduate early and is considered one of the top in-state prospects for the 2017 class.
He debunked information from a report that stated he no longer was considering Clemson and was down to a short list of South Carolina and Georgia. He said he’s very much still involved with Clemson, his mother’s alma mater.
“It’s no top anything,” Smith said. “I talk to USC. I talk to Georgia. I talk to Oklahoma, Clemson, UNC, Wake. I talk to everyone that tweets me and that keeps up with me. I’m open.”
Smith has taken visits to Clemson, USC, Georgia, Wake Forest and N.C. State. He’s going back to USC over his spring break and will visit North Carolina April 1. He won’t attend attend either of the Clemson or USC spring games April 9 due to a track meet.
Much has been made of Clemson recruiting out-of-state receivers and the Tigers, in fact, have such a commitment in Amari Rodgers of Knoxville, Tenn. Plus, they are strongly involved with J.J. Robinson of Lakeland, Fla., and Tee Higgins of Oak Ridge, Tenn. But Smith said the Tigers also remain involved with him.
“Coach Jeff Scott and Coach Elliott, they’ve been tweeting me more recently and I tweet back,” Smith said. “I don’t know when I’m going back up there.”
Smith said he still has the feeling Clemson wants him and he said all the offering schools are recruiting him “pretty hard.” He has offers from USC, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, East Carolina, Georgia, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee and Oklahoma.