Not only can Texas junior prep star Jeremy Smith throw a nice pass, he can also haul them in.
Smith (6-3, 185, 4.5) – a Missouri City Fort Bend Marshall 2016 prospect – did both Thursday at Arkansas' first Elite Camp of the summer.
"It went very well at quarterback and I liked everything that we did," said Smith, who spent Wednesday through Friday in Fayetteville checking out the Arkansas program. "Passing was on point, the receivers made great catches and the footwork drills were just awesome.
"As for receiver-wise, I only had a couple of times out there, but it was good for me and I enjoyed working there, too," Smith said.
Smith, whose lead recruiter in Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings, split time between wide receiver and quarterback his freshman and sophomore seasons and is ticketed to be his school's starting signal caller this season.
He caught 13 passes for 227 yards and 3 touchdowns last season, rushed 26 times for 227 yards and also completed 21 of 33 passes for 446 yards and 5 touchdowns.
"I think most schools are looking at me right now as a wide receiver in college, but obviously I am just about to come into my own as a quarterback and we'll see where they goes.
Smith is friends with former Marshall and Razorback and current Kansas City Chiefs tailback Knile Davis, who played with the prospect's older brother in high school.
"He said it was lovely up here and the weather and the coaches and facilities were all great," Smith said. "I can see that from being here now.
"It's good up here," Smith added. "I am definitely considering playing here."
Smith, whose dad is 6-5, has offers from Michigan State, SMU, Houston and Oklahoma – all as a wide receiver.
"Arkansas has been showing interest," Smith said. "They are looking at me at quarterback. I think I recognize defenses very well, I know how to get the ball to receivers and my footwork is good."
Smith hooked up several times with his friend Brandon Singleton from Boutte, La., Hahnville.
The two have been competing in AAU hurdle competitions since they were nine.
"When I was little I started messing with the hurdles and told my mom that I wanted to run them," Smith said. "She and my dad helped me with. She did in college at TSU (Texas Southern)."
Smith Puts In Double Duty At Arkansas Camp
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