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Smith still looking at four

Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips three-star athlete LaQuentin Smith has heard the rumors, that he is on the verge of a commitment to South Florida, but he says not to believe everything you hear.
"Those are just allegations from other people," Smith said.
In fact, the three-star athlete says he is still looking at four programs.
"I am still looking, trying to see what school I am going to go to," Smith said. "The main schools are USF, South Carolina, Arkansas, and West Virginia."
Smith has taken one official visit, which was a few weeks back when the Arkansas Razorbacks hosted Alabama.
"It was a real good trip," Smith said. "I enjoyed myself a lot. I had a great time there."
At this time, he has only one of his upcoming visits scheduled.
"I am going to visit South Florida (official) on November 20th when they play Pittsburgh," Smith said. "I haven't scheduled any other visits at this time. With South Carolina I am still talking to Coach (Johnson) Hunter about it."
Smith has previously unofficially visited South Florida and South Carolina. He talked a bit about each of those schools and what has them amongst his leaders at this time.
"I like their coaching staff, they are real open to me," Smith said of the Bulls. "They are a program on the rise with Coach Skip Holtz being there."
"I went up for their spring game," Smith said of the Gamecocks. "I had a good time talking with Steve Spurrier and Coach Hunter and Coach (Ellis) Johnson, the defensive coordinator."
As for the West Virginia Mountaineers, a new addition to his list of top schools, he had hoped to get a closer look at them later this week but that visit will have to wait.
"I was going to try to go up there this week but I can't with the game being Thursday," Smith said. "I am talking with Coach (Dave) Lockwood. He just tells me they need safeties and I fit what they do. He said it would be an easy transition for me to play in their defense."
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound athlete said that he does not have a specific decision date in mind at this time, and that it could be a while as he may wait until he wraps up his official visits.
"I might wait until after my officials," Smith said.
When the time comes for him to make his final decision, he is keeping it simple with regards to what he wants in his future home.
"I am looking at academics first and then the football program," Smith said.
According to Smith, distance from home will not be a factor in his decision.
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