Four-star safety Smith to make decision on ‘Next Class 2014’

ATLANTA — FOX Sports South will debut its weekly recruiting show, The NEW College Football Show: Next Class 2014 on Monday, January 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Four-star safety D.J. Smith from Marietta, Ga., the 11th ranked prospect in Georgia and the 17th ranked safety in the nation, will appear on the season premiere of Next Class on January 13, to discuss the recruiting process and to announce his college commitment live.

Smith, a senior at Walton High School (Marietta, Ga.), is deciding between Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Hosted by Jenn Hildreth, collegiate football reporter for FOX Sports South, and national recruiting analysts Chad Simmons and Jamie Newberg, The NEW College Football Show: Next Class 2014, will break down the latest recruiting news leading up National Signing Day on February 5. The weekly series will welcome special guests along the way including some of the nation’s top recruited athletes. Fans can follow the Next Class hosts on Twitter: @JennHildreth, @ChadSimmons_, and @JamieNewberg for recruiting news and behind-the-scenes access to the show each week.

The NEW College Football Show: Next Class 2014 runs four weeks with the final show airing live on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 5. Episode air dates include:

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