Update: CAK's Josh Smith accepts offer to play for UT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Vols offered Christian Academy of Knoxville standout Josh Smith a scholarship on Wednesday and on Thursday the talented wide receiver made it official, confirming for Local-8 Sports that he had indeed accepted UT's offer and is committed to Coach Dooley and the Big Orange.

Smith said he will inform the Tennessee coaching Thursday of his intentions, but he said Wednesday night that he is "learning toward his home town team of Tennessee."

Smith recently worked out for the Vols. He said it was Tennessee offensive coordinator that extended the offer.

"He (Chaney) just said you blew the doors off what we saw. He was just stunned what I just did," Smith said Wednesday night.

"I'm stepping into definitely a new level of football and so I'm excited for that. I've been looking forward to this day for a long time. For them to prepare that for me is a real honor."

Smith helped CAK to a class AAA state championship in 2011. The 6'0", 175 pound Smith had 96 receptions for just over 1,900 yards. He also had 22 touchdowns.

Smith is also receiving attention from Ohio State, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, and Oklahoma State.

On Sunday, offensive lineman Brett Kendrick, a teammate of Smith's, committed to play at Tennessee.

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