It has been a busy past week for members of the 2019 recruiting class as college coaches could start contacting them on June 15th. 6’5 guard Charles Smith IV from LaLumiere(IN) has been very busy as college coaches from all over the country are contacting him. Smith caught up with GatorCountry.com to talk about his recruiting process and his recent offer from the Florida Gators.
Smith prides himself in being an effective scorer on the offensive end and being a solid on ball defender on the defensive end.
“I feel like I’m a very good scorer and on ball defender,” Smith said. “Some things I need to work on before college are my strength, ball handling, and more efficient shooting.”
Smith plays for Basketball University(TX) in the Adidas Gauntlet circuit. The team and Smith look to make noise during the July period.
“I’ve played fairly well so far,” he said on his play during AAU season. “My shot hasn’t been falling the way I’ve wanted it to do this summer, but that’s been something I have been working to make better. As a team in the gauntlet I think we’re 3-5 and we’ve played pretty well as a team. In the 2nd session we didn’t have our 5 star Quentin Grimes, so it really helped the rest of us find roles and help us all contribute. In the July period I just want to continue getting better and showing everyone what all I can do.”
The Florida Gators have been impressed in what they see in Smith and offered the talented guard on Thursday.
“I’m really excited to have a Florida offer and to be recruited by a program with such a high reputation and a great history of having great players and coaches,” Smith said. “Florida is a great program. Coach Mike White is a great coach and he lets his players play.”
The recruitment of Smith is starting to take off as programs are starting to see his upside and play making ability.
“It’s early in the process but some of the teams recruiting me hard are Florida, California, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Arizona, Purdue, UCLA, and USC.”