July 8, 2006

Smith wrestles with options

Athlete Harrison Smith of Knoxville, Tenn., has plenty of options when the time comes to decide where he'll play his college football. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound safety from Knoxville Catholic has scholarship offers from across the country but two programs top his list.

"I like both Notre Dame and Tennessee a lot but I like all the other schools too, but those two are near the top," Smith said. "At Notre Dame coach (Charlie) Weis is one thing, I like him a lot. The whole coaching staff is great. I like the environment, both academically and for football.

"As for Tennessee, I've grown up here and they've been the team for me, pretty much. I like the coaches and the area and it's close to my hometown."

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