Three-Star Tennessee Lineman Gary Smith III Readying For Visits

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Gary Smith III
Offensive Line, Class of 2020
Central High School, Shelbyville, TN
6-2, 300

(Editor’s Note: Smith is listed as an offensive line because that’s how he’s listed on 247, but that could change in the future.)

At 6-2 and 295 pounds, Shelbyville (Tenn.) three-star Gary Smith III is destined for the line of scrimmage. Still, it’s not certain exactly which side he’ll play on at the college level.           

Smith now has five offers, from Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Kent State and Chattanooga, but there’s not a consensus for him on offense or defense.           

Overall, Smith said he isn’t too caught up on his position. Coming up, he has unofficial visits that could also have an impact on where he lands.           

“What stands out about me is my mentality I play with,” Smith said. “A lot of coaches tell me that and that I can play almost anywhere, O-line or D-line. I’m not trying to be cocky. But I feel like I need to work on my hands and different moves and techniques to get in the backfield faster.”           

This weekend, Smith