Miami (Fla.) Northwestern hybrid defender Mike Smith is a solid commitment to the Hurricanes, but he is keeping his eye on another ACC team.
When asked if he will take any official visits to the aforementioned schools and what they would have to do get him to reconsider?
"Probably one to Clemson. They would have to wow me with everything with the school, campus, football atmosphere and things like that," responded Smith.
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It may take a lot for him to switch his decision. He grew up a Hurricane fan and likes the swagger that the program embodied during their run at the top of college football.
"A lot of rules have been changed because the way the Miami Hurricanes played," joked Smith. "Playing for Northwestern and all the Bulls that became Hurricanes I wanted to be next in line."
That hasn't stopped schools like Arkansas, Clemson, and Louisville from reaching out to the outside linebacker and rush defensive end.
Smith says he is trying to flip teammate and three-star wideout JoJo Robinson from his Florida State pledge to UM.
In fact he likes the job that head coach Al Golden and his staff are doing recruiting local prospects. Smith said, "You know just seeing all the talent that's coming from South Florida they should be No. 1."
On his status to UM, he stated, "I'm 100% solid and everything is going good with the 'Canes."
As a junior, Smith recorded 73 tackles and 18 sacks en route to All-Dade honors.