Making His Move

One of the standouts of the University of Arkansas football camp was Las Vegas prep standout Chris Smith (6-3, 190), who could very well play his high school senior season and his college football both in Fayetteville

While it's yet to be determined whether he will stay in Las Vegas or come back "home" this season, wide receiver Christopher Smith knows where he wants to be during his college years.

Smith (6-3, 190), who was born in Little Rock and grew up in Jacksonville before moving to Las Vegas in 2006, wants to be a Razorback.

He did his best to earn a scholarship this week with his performance at the University of Arkansas' 3-day camp that ended on Tuesday morning.

"Camp went really well for me," Smith said. "I am doing what I have got to do to get my offers. I really want to come to Arkansas and I am working hard to make that something that's possible."

He is headed to camps at Fresno State and UCLA in the near future.

"I think I will have some offers soon," Smith said. "I am getting a lot of interest from Fresno State and UCLA and Hawaii. I am going to go to camps at Fresno State and UCLA and USC.

"I like the offense here at Arkansas better than those other schools because they get the ball to their receivers and they have good quarterbacks here and good quarterbacks coming in."

Smith played last season at Desert Oasis and is attempting to transfer to Coronado High.

If he doesn't get a favorable ruling on that transfer request, his family plans to move back to Arkansas.

"It's just going to be whatever the school board says," Smith said. "I've got to see what they say. If the school board says I can get into Coronado, that's where my dad wants me to go. But if I can't, I will move to Fayetteville and play here with Brandon Allen.

Brandon Allen is the highly-regarded Razorback commit and the son of UA assistant coach Bobby Allen.

"I'm getting to work with Brandon Allen, who is a very good quarterback," Smith said. "I am just trying to do my best."

It is the second year for both to work together at the Arkansas camp.

"Last year during camp, coach put us together in one-on-ones and we just kept doing great things together," Smith added. "We have been working together again this year and it's just been a great connection."

The pair will be on the same team this weekend as Smith plays with Fayetteville in a 7-on-7 Tournament in Searcy.

"I'm looking forward to it," Smith said.

While he needs to improve on everything as most young players, Smith notes he has two excellent qualities for a wide receiver.

"My strengths are catching the ball and that I just keep working hard on every play," Smith said.





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