Smith Decision: Coming Soon

Jay Smith

Norfolk, Va. wide receiver Jay Smith is in the process of winding things down with his recruitment according to his father, Mordecai Smith. Scout caught up with Mordecai to talk about the Lake Taylor High School product's latest plans on his recruitment.

"Jay will probably be making a decision soon," Mordecai Smith said. "He thought about waiting until the Army All-American game to announce his decision if he is selected to the game but he really doesn't want to wait that long."

Jay Smith has two official visits scheduled in the coming weeks with the possibility of two more being finalized in the coming weeks. "Jay will be visiting Virginia Tech for the Southern Miss game October 20th and North Carolina State for the Georgia Tech game on November 4th," Mordecai Smith said. "We are also trying to schedule visits to Miami and Tennessee as well but they have not been finalized yet."

Smith's verbal commitment should come pretty soon according to his father. "Jay is ready to get the process over with," Mordecai Smith said. "He is just having a lot of fun this year at his new school. They are more of a running team so he doesn't have as much by way of stats this year but he is really enjoying blocking for his teammates and making big plays when they need him. He is also doing really well in school this year with all A's and B's."

Smith has not set a date for his decision but his father anticipates it will be soon. "We talked about it and I think right now he has three schools that he is most interested in," Mordecai Smith said. "He talked about making his commitment on his birthday in late November but I think we scrapped that idea. I would expect it to come soon after his visits. Wherever he goes we will be happy. His mother and I have already been to all the schools at different points so we know what they are like. We have family in Miami and Tennessee and obviously North Carolina State and Virginia Tech are close enough to home as well. Jay keeps asking me what I think about the schools but I really want him to make the best decision for himself, so I want him to see what everyone has to offer and find out where he likes it best."

Smith's services will be welcomed with open arms wherever he goes. At 6'2", 195 pounds with 4.40 speed, he has the skill set and measurables to make a real impact wherever he chooses to go.

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