Tulane secures DT Tanzel Smart

Following an official visit to New Orleans, defensive tackle Tanzel Smart (Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville Magnet) pledged to sign with the Green Wave, SportsNola.com reports. He was recruited by Tulane secondary coach Jason Rollins.

Smart posted Sunday from his Twitter handle @tj_bchillen, "I just committed to TULANE!!!"

Alabama State, McNeese State, Memphis, North Texas, Southern Illinois, Southern University and Texas-San Antonio also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-1, 285-pound senior.

Tulane has 24 commitments / signings in its 2013 class.