Three SEC schools made the cut for Trey Smith when he announced his top six on Sunday night.
The 4-star offensive tackle from University School of Jackson (Tennessee) released the list on ESPN. Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Ohio State made the cut.
Alabama: “The University of Alabama made my top six, because coach Saban has proved himself all these years. Every player that he’s had has won a national championship. He always talks about the process and it hasn’t failed anybody yet. That’s why they made my top six.”
Tennessee: “Tennessee made my top six, just being a home state guy from Tennessee, a lot of fans come up to me. The fan support is tremendous. The team is doing great things down there. They’re going to be a top 10 team this year, they might have a chance to win it all.”
Ole Miss: “They were the first to offer me, when I was 14. They’ve always sort of had a home-feel to them. I really like the city of Oxford. It’s nice and small. Coach freeze and that staff, they’re all down to earth. I love coach (Matt) Luke, the offensive line coach.”
Smith is expected to make his decision by mid-December. According to ESPN, he is the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2017.
The 247Sports composite rankings list Smith as the No. 9 offensive tackle in the class of 2017. He’s also the No. 48 overall prospect in the country.