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Five-Star Tackle Doesn't Believe the Hype

As one of the most highly-recruited juniors in the country, Braden Smith hears from some of the biggest names in college football. The massive tackle enjoys talking with coaches, but the piles of mail he receives each week don't do much for him. Go Inside to see who is getting the blue-chip blocker's attention…

It happens every day in homes across the country. A teenager walks through the door and shuffles through the mail, looking for an envelope with their name on it. The scene plays out every day in the Smith household. But for Olathe South's Braden Smith, there's typically more than one letter addressed to him. "The thing about Braden," says his father, Dave Smith, "is everyone sees him as this big...


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