Adam Smith: Virginia Tech picks up big-time transfer

Adam Smith committed to Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech commit Adam Smith (UNCW)

Virginia Tech commit Adam Smith (UNCW)

Smith, the former Parade All-America shooting guard from Fayette County High School, pledged to Virginia Tech at the end of his official visit. He declined to mention any other schools he was considering.

“I felt real comfortable with the coaching staff,” Smith told the AJC. “I felt like it was a great situation for me and I had to seize the moment.”

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Smith signed with UNC-Wilmington out of high school and averaged 13.2 points per game as a college freshman. Smith decided to transfer because of his own athletic and academic goals and objectives.

Smith will have to sit out next season and have three years of eligibility.



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11 comments Add your comment


May 16th, 2012
3:41 pm

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie High

May 16th, 2012
4:24 pm

Johnson is going to have a tough couple of years … Seth just couldn’t get the kids to come to B’Burg.


May 16th, 2012
4:28 pm

Very nice pick up. Shocked he didn’t go to Duke.

Brave Hokie

May 16th, 2012
4:34 pm

Hey Now! Welcome…

go dawgs

May 16th, 2012
4:35 pm

fayette county is on the map right now

Christian L.

May 16th, 2012
5:27 pm

“big-time transfer”? From UNC-Wilmington? This kid could not have walked on at Duke to be the waterboy

Michael Carvell

May 16th, 2012
5:39 pm

Have you seen Adam Smith play? He could play for any team in the country, including Duke. Maybe not start right off the bat but but definitely contribute.

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Riddle me this

May 17th, 2012
2:13 am

I remember this kid. I couldn’t figure out why he went to a school like UNCW over a BCS school. Apparently, he realized this as well. Good pickup for the Hokies. Good luck in the ACC

UGA Alum

May 17th, 2012
4:33 pm

Pretty sure Brandon Boykin put Fayette County on the map more than this kid will…

Bama Boy

May 23rd, 2012
8:58 am

Ohh Ohh Alabama