Just a few phone calls is all Pat Smith needed on Thursday afternoon before he orally committed to play basketball at Cornell.
The Big Red offered Smith earlier in the day and the Archbishop Wood senior then called some family members to make sure he was making the right decision.
"Everyone just told me that I need to take it," said Smith.
The 6-foot-5 small forward/shooting guard is a returning two-time All-Catholic selection and averaged 17 points per game last season. He had offers from Lafayette and Binghamton.He said Cornell's upstate New York campus is "beautiful" and the team has great facilities.