2015 Clemson defensive back commit Van SmithVan Smith Athlete 6-0, 170 Charlotte, NC ESPN: View Full Profile has transferred from West Mecklenburg to Hough high school.
West Mecklendburg head coach Jeff Caldwell spoke to the Observer about the loss of Smith to his football team: "It's a big loss," said Caldwell. "It's a big change to lose a kid like Van. That's the kind of kid that doesn't come along but every so often. He's always positive, never a problem. He's a got a great personality. He's a role model. He gets along great with kids here, there's no tension (about the move). He still loves his teammates. It was a family decision."
Smith committed to Clemson on 8/31/2013 while attending the Clemson-Georgia game. He had offers from Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, N.C. State, Penn State, Wake Forest and others.