Hotchkiss Guard Heading Home to Texas

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Hotchkiss Guard Heading Home to Texas

It was just over two years ago that Clyde Smith first arrived in New England. 

Just a sophomore at the time, Smith was making the long trip from his home in Houston, and was quickly anointed as the latest in Hotchkiss’ rapidly growing line of star guards, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jason Morris and Derrick Wilson

In the two years since, Smith hasn’t failed to live up to the hype, proving himself as one of the more potent playmakers in all of New England, and someone who is capable of doing his damage in a variety of different ways though. 

With only months remaining on his NEPSAC career, Smith has recently solidified his plans to return home to Texas following his graduation for the Hotchkiss School. 

Smith committed to Texas Christian University this weekend, after spending the weekend on campus for his official visit. 

TCU was originally scheduled to join the Big East, but as of last week is now scheduled to join the Big 12 beginning next season. 

In Smith, head coach Jim Christian is landing a guard who, although well known in New England, was still flying a little under the national radar after having missed some of this summer’s live period. 

Credit TCU for doing their due diligence and landing a guard who is capable of making an immediate impact. 

Smith becomes the third player to commit to the Horned Frogs in the class of 2012, joining shooting guard Charles Hill from Texas and junior college big man Reggie Murphy.