David Smith down to four schools

Three-star athlete David Smith (Chicago/Bremen) has a short list of schools he's still considering: Boston College, Cincinnati, Purdue and West Virginia.

Smith, who is being recruited to play running back, has already taken official visits to Boston College, Cincinnati and Purdue, and is scheduled to visit West Virginia this weekend.

“I'm trying to choose a school by Dec. 19, which is my birthday, but I'm up in the air right now,” Smith said. “I'd say all three [schools he's visited] are even right now.”

Smith said his trip to West Virginia will determine whether or not he takes a fifth official visit. He said Georgia Tech, Minnesota and Vanderbilt are schools he would consider for his last official visit.

“If the visit doesn't go well I may take another trip,” he said. “If I like it there they'll be in there with the other three and we'll go from there.”