Tyler Smith - 2006

Former Tennessee Vol signee has reopened recruiting and Charlotte is listed in the mix on Scout.

Scout.com: Tyler Smith

Rivals.com: Tyler Smith [Niners not listed here]

Link to new Dir of Basketball Operations, Chuck Benson. Benson’s family is big with AAU basketball in the state of TN. Of course he was also an assistant at UT before coming here.

How is he a signee for 2006? Did he reclassify and go the prep route?

This guy is supposed to be a STUD!! I live in Knoxville. This guy was a Buzz Peterson recruit. Bruce Pearl, the new coach tried, but couldn’t convince him to stay. An early black eye for Pearl. If Coach can land him, awesome!!

I have added him to the 2006 Thread. Also, Scout.com shows Charlotte has offered (his offers in total: Miami, Nebraska, Memphis, Virginia, Charlotte, Iowa, Pitt).

He’s apparently visiting Miami this weekend according to Justin Young of rivals.

[i]Originally posted by Tenniner[/i]@Oct 13 2005, 06:39 PM [b] This guy is supposed to be a STUD!! I live in Knoxville. This guy was a Buzz Peterson recruit. Bruce Pearl, the new coach tried, but couldn't convince him to stay. An early black eye for Pearl. If Coach can land him, awesome!! [/b]
the problem is we need size now.
[i]Originally posted by dax+Oct 14 2005, 01:08 PM-->
[b]QUOTE[/b] (dax @ Oct 14 2005, 01:08 PM)

we need someone over 6’8 which is what i’m saying. The larger body and wing span do help more than most people think.

We need two serviceable guys in the Nance/Coleman/Williams range to beat people up in the middle (JUCO route). The rest will be athletic/skilled 6’5" to 6’7" guys (and BEASLEY 6’9"). We don’t have too many and those guys are interchangeable.

[i]Originally posted by NinerLoudNProud[/i]@Oct 13 2005, 05:00 PM [b] How is he a signee for 2006? Did he reclassify and go the prep route? [/b]
Yes. He's at Hargrave Military Academy.

October 20, 2005 news

Tyler Smith, one of the Top 50 players from Scout.com’s Class of 2005, is prepping at Hargrave Military this year. The 6-foot-6 small forward had Alabama, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Arkansas and Iowa at his scrimmage against Oak Hill this week.

A couple of new articles on Smith at Rivals;
[URL=http://charlotte.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=476022]http://charlotte.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=476022[/URL]
[URL=http://charlotte.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=475822]http://charlotte.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=475822[/URL]
[URL=http://charlotte.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=476067]http://charlotte.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=476067[/URL]

I know we need a big man but this kid also sounds very hard to pass up.

“I’ll definitely take some more visits,” he said. “I’m going to sign late, so I am in no rush. I’d like to visit Memphis, Iowa, I’m not sure, but probably Arkansas and Charlotte.” Tyler Smith

Doesn’t sound like great chances lets see what Bobby can do

New Charlotte mention on Rivals. Smith is their 3rd ranked unsigned wing guard. Smith is 6’7". It would be unbelievable to have him with Beasley, Tatum, Wilderness, Carlos Williams, Goldwire, etc.

He’s taken official visits to Pittsburgh and Iowa, and has made an unofficial visit here.

Appears our chances with Smith are slim and none.

He now has offers from Kentucky, Iowa, Memphis, Nebraska and Pittsburgh. Most of the coaches from these schools have been in to see him play recently. Wake Forest is also calling on him now as well. We are no longer mentioned with him.

[QUOTE=49erblh;149920]Appears our chances with Smith are slim and none.

He now has offers from Kentucky, Iowa, Memphis, Nebraska and Pittsburgh. Most of the coaches from these schools have been in to see him play recently. Wake Forest is also calling on him now as well. We are no longer mentioned with him.[/QUOTE]
We don’t have a scholarship to give him anyway with EJ coming back, correct?

We don't have a scholarship to give him anyway with EJ coming back, correct?

Take away EJ’s scholarship! :thumbsup:

Committed to Iowa.