Las Vegas (Nevada) Desert Pines defensive end Charles Smith had a tough decision to make – stick with his original commitment or make the switch to the school that kept tugging at his heart. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound three-star selection decided to go with his heart.
"I've decided to switch from Idaho to San Diego State," Smith said.
"Basically both schools had a lot of the same things, but I really felt that I wanted to be closer to my family. That was a big factor. I didn't want to have to make my family drive 16 hours to see me in Idaho."
"I think both programs are on the side, but I felt like I can just help out more at San Diego State and it's just that much closer to home."
Smith said he was recruited by the Aztecs by Joe Bob Clements. He said coach Clements did a very good job of pursuing him.
"He's a good guy," Smith said. "He made me feel like San Diego State was the place for me. I'm solid to them. This is set. San Diego State is where I'm going."