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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Watch List CB talks Tennessee visit

By Dave Hooker

Tennessee certainly helped itself with D.J. Smith (Marietta, Ga./Walton). Whether it's enough to overtake a strong list of suitors remains to be seen.

The 6-foot, 182-pound ESPN Watch List cornerback said Tennessee is now one of the schools he is considering after a visit Saturday to Knoxville. Smith said he is considering Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, South Carolina and Oregon. He has said Alabama and Florida, in particular, stand out. The Volunteers took the stage last weekend.

"I liked it. It was fun. Had a good time," Smith said.

When asked what stood out about the trip to Knoxville, Smith said, "Mostly the facilities. It was probably the nicest school I've been to."

Prospects on hand were taken to Thompson Boling Arena to see the Tennessee men's basketball game against Kentucky. The Vols won 88-58.

"The game was awesome," Smith said. "Really loud."

Smith said he will announce his decision on national signing day 2014.