McEachern junior receiver Tyler Smith revealed his college commitment on Saturday morning. Smith, a 4-star prospect, chose North Carolina over UGA and Auburn.
Smith told DawgNation last week that he had made his decision and was set to make his commitment in November. He shared his commitment on Twitter on Saturday morning. He suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier this season but said his rehab was on schedule and he expected to begin running in January.
Academics were a major factor in his decision.
“My Top 3 schools are all in the Top 20 in the nation of what I want to study in college,” Smith told DawgNation last week. “I want to be a veterinarian.”
The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder said at the time that Auburn had been recruited him the hardest. He approximated that he had been getting 20 pieces of mail just about every day from the Tigers.
Smith is rated as the nation’s No. 26 receiver for the Class of 2017. He’s also ranked as the No. 26 player in Georgia for his signing class.
I made my decision and I'm officially committed to the university of North Carolina pic.twitter.com/37MvA5LSQ3
— Tyler Smith (@_lac14) November 7, 2015
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.