Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County tight end Ty Smith had lofty expectations for Saturday's visit to Florida State for junior day, and the trip didn't disappoint.
"Awe man, I had a fun time," Smith said.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Smith had been to FSU before, but only for games.
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"I've been to a couple of games, but this was my first time actually touring the campus," Smith said. "I was with my cousin, [FSU defensive lineman] Cameron Erving. He plays there. It's pretty cool there. They had great food and the stadium is amazing. "We got to watch the highlight film of 2010. That was pretty cool."
Meeting with FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher was one highlight of the visit.
"After the tour, I sat down and talked with Coach Fisher," Smith said. "He told me he's only recruiting two tight ends and so far I'm the top one. He's a great guy. He's very funny. We talked about school, how it's coming along, and that was basically it. We met for about 10 minutes."
While at FSU, Smith also chatted with offensive coordinator/tight ends coach James Coley, and the two talked about how the Seminoles would use Smith in the offense.
"He said next year they're trying to focus on throwing more," Smith said. "He said I'd definitely be a big recruit for them."
Overall, how would Smith rate the trip?
"I'd have to give it a 7," Smith said. "I had a blast. It was a real fun time."
Smith currently claims offers from Florida and Georgia, but not Florida State. He expects that to change soon.
"Like I said, they told me I'm one of their top two tight ends," Smith said. "I feel like [an offer] is going to come in the next week or so."
Smith's visit to FSU was his second junior day trip. He previously visited Georgia. A trip to Florida was postponed because of a scheduling conflict.
"I plan to make a visit (to Gainesville) in the next month or so," Smith said. "I'm going to watch them practice in the spring, or maybe just make a visit."
According to Smith, he also wants to make return trips to FSU and Georgia during spring practice. As of Sunday evening, he said Florida, FSU and Georgia were essentially even.
"That's definitely my top three," Smith said.