"Southern offered me," said Smart. "It feels great. Their coach asked me if anyone had offered, and I told him Tulane. He said Southern had wanted to be first to offer.
"I'm going to UL's Junior Day tomorrow and Houston's next weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing the campus (of the Ragin' Cajuns). I hear they have a big indoor facility. I hope they offer.
"Houston is excited that I'm coming to their Junior Day. Their recruiter wrote me again. He wanted to make sure I'm still coming out there."
Smart is a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive tackle for the Class 5A Hornets.
Scotlandville reached the first round of the playoffs last year and could be poised for a deeper run this fall.