Terell Smith commits to Gophers football, moving class into top 20 nationally
March 10, 2017 — 4:37pm
The Gophers landed a verbal commitment Friday from Terell Smith, a three-star cornerback from Georgia who also had reported offers from Mississippi, Maryland, Missouri, Iowa State and West Virginia, among others.
The 6-foot, 170-pound Smith is a junior at South Gwinett High School, in Snellville, Ga. He is Minnesota's fifth commitment for the Class of 2018 and moved the Gophers into the Top 20 nationally in the 247Sports Composite recruiting rankings.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.