Smith Has Coaches Taking Notice

Dayshon Smith, a point guard from Putnam High School, has mid and high major coaches taking notice after a strong spring. He breaks down his recruitment with

After running with the New York Lightning on the Nike EYBL circuit, point guard Dayshon Smith has used a solid spring to gain traction in his recruitment.

"Individually, I think I've been doing good and my recruitment has been picking up," Smith said. "Hopefully it picks up some more after the summer."

Smith currently holds offers from Manhattan, Richmond, Towson, Duquesne, Fairfield, St. Peter's, Robert Morris, Quinnipiac.

Wichita State, DePaul, VCU, Syracuse, Providence, Penn State, Miami are among the schools showing interest.

What can he bring to the table?

"I'm an all-around player with a very high basketball IQ," Smith said. "I attack the basket, but I still find ways to get my teammates involved."

With several A-10 schools in the mix for Smith, he had some positive words to say about the league.

"The Atlantic 10 is a very good conference, it's a very tough conference," Smith said. "They just got some new additions. . .it seems like a conference I would like to play in."

When it comes down to it, besides finding a program that has been recruiting him for a while and established a relationship, he'll take into strong consideration the student aspect of "student-athlete".

"A school that has good academics and a school that has engineering or computer technology," Smith said. "That's something I want to major in. I want to feel comfortable when I go on a visit and I'm around the team. I know it'll be the right place to be then."

While he has no visits currently lined up, but after the last EYBL event in California, he should have more concrete dates set.

I'm just giving everyone an open opportunity," Smith said. "I'll see how things shake out over the summer and then go from there. Hopefully I'll pick a college before the high school season."

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