Four-star wide receiver Jay Smith has scheduled a handful of official visits and knows a few more schools he'll be taking trips to before deciding. Who has the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder out of Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor scheduled visits with?
"There are actually a few officials we have scheduled," his father, Mordecai Smith said. "We're going to be going to Knoxville for the Tennessee/Florida game on September 16th. We have also scheduled an official to Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech/Georgia Tech game on the 30th. Then we're planning to take an official to Miami on October 7th when they face North Carolina. Finally, we have an unofficial visit for Virginia on October 20th for the North Carolina game."
Smith does know who his final two official visits will be.
"I'm still working on scheduling our last two officials to Michigan State and Notre Dame," he said. "I can say they both definitely will be in October because Jay wants to announce a decision on his birthday, October 26th and we don't want to go beyond that."
Two schools that are absent from his visit list are Clemson and North Carolina State. Are they still in the picture?
"Those two schools are probably in the forefront right now and we're looking to do unofficial visits to their games this season," he said. "We already know what both Clemson and North Carolina State has to offer, so we don't need to take officials there. Jay likes that Clemson has a very strong fellowship for Christian athletes program, while NC State is in Raleigh which is a great town and he likes them a lot and feels that Chuck Amato is a tremendous coach."
Currently the Rivals100 prospect has no leaders.
"At this point everything is still wide open," he said. "I think it's a little biased to make a statement on which teams are his favorites because he hasn't visited all the schools yet. I don't think any school is jumping out in front for him at this time, but I think he does like all the schools coaches and the great architecture programs they offer."