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Smith changes visit schedule

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John Smith had his five official visits planned but after some recent reviews the high four-star prospect has decided to switch things up.
It favors Oregon in a big way.
"I set up Oregon," Smith said. "I cancelled Ole Miss. I'm going there when they play UCLA."
The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly standout who shined at safety and especially running back and wide receiver in his team's win over Corona (Calif.) Centennial last weekend said he took a closer look at the Ole Miss program and doesn't believe it would work.
That's one reason why Smith switched up his visit schedule and why Oregon is getting a trip in late October when it hosts the Bruins.
"Ole Miss is a great program, I respect their program, I love their recruiting process but my friends and I were talking and I felt like I didn't fit in," Smith said. "I cancelled the trip and I'm going to set up with Oregon and talk with (assistant coach) Don Pellum and go from there.
"With Oregon there is a lot of stuff to like. I really like their program. I also like the Pac-12. I'm not biased to any league but the Pac-12 really caught my eye. Oregon is a great school and they're really up there."
Smith, rated as the second-best safety and the No. 26 prospect overall by Rivals.com, will now visit Oregon, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama and Michigan. His first trip will be with the Buckeyes when they host Wisconsin later this month.
The four-star said he's also planning unofficial visits to USC and UCLA since both are so close to home.
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