Top Georgia Linebacker Visits FSU

Top Georgia Linebacker Visits FSU

Lowndes High School linebacker Telvin Smith made his first visit to Florida State last week. He enjoyed his trip and will be making a return visit this weekend.

Lowndes High School linebacker Telvin Smith made his first visit to Florida State last week. He enjoyed his trip and will be making a return visit this weekend.

"I went to Florida State last week, and I'm supposed to go back this weekend for their spring game," Smith said. "The visit went pretty good. I talked to the defensive coordinators. It just went really good. I liked what I saw."

Last time Scout.com checked in with Telvin, he had a top three (in order) of Georgia Tech, FSU, and Georgia. Did the visit to Tallahassee change anything?

"Well, you see Florida State sat me down and told me everything they were going to do with me. They said with the linebackers leaving the year I come in, I would really have a chance to play early. No team has done that with me yet, make a kid like me feel like that. So now I would say it's FSU, Georgia Tech, and Georgia. But, it's still pretty close. They're all neck and neck."

As for future visit plans besides Florida State, Smith says that he might be going to Georgia sometime soon, but that he was still unsure about it. He mentioned he is supposed to go to Georgia Tech again, probably next week on his spring break while he's in the Atlanta area.

As for summer camps, Telvin says he'll probably make a Georgia camp, most likely go to a Georgia Tech camp, and maybe a Florida State camp as well.

The interest level from schools in Smith has picked up this last month, as he has garnered more scholarship offers.

"I have either eight or nine. Georgia Tech, Florida State, FIU, UCF, Ole Miss, Louisville and Purdue have all offered. Those are the only ones I can remember off hand."

With all the interest, what coaches does he keep in touch with the most?

"Coach Spencer from Georgia Tech, we talk a lot. I talk to him the most. We have a good relationship. Coach Bobo (UGA), he calls on occasion; Coach Wells, from Louisville, I keep in touch with him pretty good; and Coach Jimbo Fisher (FSU), we talk a lot."

Telvin's original plan for picking a school had been to wait a while. However, things have changed.

"Well, I talked with my (high school) coaches, and now I'm most likely going to make a decision before school starts in the fall," Smith said, "I'd say middle to late July, I should know by then."

So what is Telvin really looking for in a school?

"Everybody says academics, but it is a big part. That is number one. Number two is my relationship with the coaching staff, that's got to be on point. I don't want to feel out of place. Third is the players and fans, how they treat me and get along."

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