In early December, Hialeah four-star defensive tackle Calvin Smith pledged his services to the Tennessee Volunteers. With Tuesday's news of Lane Kiffin heading to USC, that has changed his commitment status per Hialeah football coach Marc Berman.
"There is no commitment at this time," Berman said. "Until we sit down and discuss what is going on, there are too many things that haven't been answered, and there isn't a head coach there in place yet. We will just wait and see what happens."
Berman talked a bit more about the predicament facing one of his star pupils.
"Right now he is real undecided," Berman said. "I am at the AFCA convention and I won't see him until tomorrow. I don't know until I sit down and talk with him more what exactly he is going to do. I spoke to his family last night and we are going to see what happens."
Upon the news breaking last evening, Berman, who helps to handle Smith's recruitment, said that contact was immediate from other suitors.
"A lot of schools are coming back on him hard," Berman said. "I don't know where we are going to be right now with him."
As for the schools pursuing Rivals.com's No. 46-ranked player, Berman wasn't ready to share that list until he is able to discuss it with Smith.
"I don't want to talk about those things until I sit down my player and speak to my player," Berman said. "A lot of schools were on him before he committed and had offered him. It is a matter of seeing what is going to happen at Tennessee."
Even though other schools have entered the picture, the Volunteers remain in the picture. For Smith to end up back in Rocky Top, it will come down to who is named Kiffin's successor.
"That is a big thing," Berman said. "Who are they going to name as a head coach? So I don't know what to tell you. I know that the young man was looking forward to going there, to play for Coach Kiffin, and be in Knoxville, and play for Coach Orgeron."
In addition to Tennessee, Smith held offers from Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, South Carolina, Notre Dame, and numerous others.