"He can play either the slot (where he most likely will play for ASU) or one of the outside positions. We ran the ball a lot and threw to score. We did a lot of play action and when the safeties came into the box that left Cameron one on one with a corner and that's why he averaged more yards per catch than anyone out here. He would always get big chunks when he caught the ball."
McBride added that the 5-11 175-pound Cameron Smith collected approximately 1,200 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns as a senior for the 11-1 Cowboys. As a junior Smith played in just five games due to a groin injury. Not only was his production hampered by limited number of contests, but also the Cowboys' top two quarterbacks were lost to injury when Smith returned to action.
Arizona State was running neck and neck with Iowa in the pursuit to secure the receiver's commitment. A source close to Smith's recruitment indicated that both Nebraska and Oklahoma State were making a late push to land the Coppell star. Illinois and Houston were other programs that were recruiting Smith throughout the season.
"Cameron really likes the new coaching staff at Arizona State," McBride remarked. "He also likes the explosive vertical offense that uses multiple wide receivers. He like the warm and beautiful climate and all that had something to with it. I think he made a great decision.
"He's going to a very exciting place to be at."