Clemson lost out on one of the final targets for its 2014 recruiting class when cornerback D.J. Smith of Walton High in Marietta, Ga., announced his choice of South Carolina over Clemson and Tennessee Monday night.
Smith, who is ranked No. 88 in the ESPN 300, committed to the Gamecocks on Fox Sports South.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Smith made unofficial visits to Knoxville and Columbia in November,, after visiting Clemson in October. He will make his official visit to South Carolina this weekend.