By Hale McGranahan.
Trey Smith, one of the top country’s top offensive tackles from the class of 2017, visited Clemson in November for the Georgia State game.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound four-star (247) from The University School of Jackson (Tennessee) recently spoke with TheClemsonInsider about his first trip to Tigertown.
“It was awesome,” Smith said. “First, when we came to Clemson, we saw all the orange and purple. The campus was beautiful, from what I saw. We first came in and I saw coach (Robbie) Caldwell at the door and I talked to him, then I saw my recruiter, coach (Dan) Brooks.
“From the moment we got in those doors everybody was nice. It was awesome. It was a great experience. Everybody was trying to make you feel welcome.”
After lunch, he was invited into Dabo Swinney’s office.
“That was a great moment,” Smith said.
It was just a few weeks earlier that Smith learned that Clemson was ready to offer.
Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ole Miss have also offered, and each school had him on campus for a game this season.
With two more signing days to go before his, Smith is far from any kind of a decision.
“I’m just a sophomore. I’ve got two more years to make up my mind, so it’s way too early to determine who’s at the top my list right now,” he said. “I’m just going to take my time with all the recruiting and try and weigh all my choices, to see which one is best for me and my foreseeable future.”