Rivals250 receiver to decide between five
Akron (Ohio) Buchtel wide receiver Corey Smith was recently rewarded with the No. 178 spot on the first edition of the Rivals250.
The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect is one of the top play makers in the state of Ohio and has drawn offers from schools all over the country.
Smith is closing in on a decision and has a small pool of schools that he will be choosing from.
"It's between Illinois, West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio State and North Carolina," Smith told Rivals.com on Wednesday evening.
"I don't have a day set yet but I'm going to decide next week. I think I'm going to do a press conference. I've sort of got it in my mind what I want to do a little bit, but I'm not sure."
Smith said once he makes his decision he will consider himself a solid verbal commitment and will shut down the recruiting process.
While he didn't have a lot to say about each of the schools recruiting him he did shed a little light on what he likes about each of the schools remaining on his list.
"Illinois, I like the coaches and that's mostly it," Smith said.
"With West Virginia I like the offense.
"I like Tennessee's coaches and facilities.
"Ohio State, I really like their facilities.
"North Carolina, I like their coaches, their facilities and their program," he concluded.
Each of those finalists has been recruiting Smith as a wide receiver. Last fall in 15 games Smith caught 52 passes for 1,161 yards and 16 touchdowns.