Fast forward to the middle of May and Smith has scheduled multiple official visits aside from his trip to Columbus. The No. 1 wide receiver in the country, and second overall player on the 247Sports composite, also plans to visit Georgia and Florida.
Just one of those schools, the Bulldogs, believes they are a legit threat to flip the star receiver according to a 247Sports report that quotes their director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong.
Wiltfong states the relationship between Smith and former Buckeye quarterback commit Dylan Raiola, who is leaning toward committing to the Bulldogs, “puts Georgia as the biggest threat to flip.”
The report stated it’s going to be “tough to flip a receiver from Ohio State,” due to Hartline and the way he recruits not just the player but the family as well.
— Jeremiah Smith ✞ (@Jermiah_Smith1) May 13, 2023
Personally, I agree with this statement, as Smith has been one of the biggest recruiters for the Buckeyes on Twitter. He would play for arguably the best position coach in the country at developing talent and sending them to the NFL. Not to mention the offense that head coach Ryan Day runs isn’t afraid to air it out unlike Georgia’s.
It is worth monitoring what Smith says or doesn’t say leading up to and following his two other visits. Like with most Florida recruits, this one isn’t over until the national letter of intent is received.