Big Wide Recevier Has A Lot To Offer

A tall wide receiver from Georgia has a lot of the qualities that college coaches are looking for in a signee.

Atlanta, Ga.--Greg Smith is a talented wide receiver prospect with a ton of upside. The Douglass High School senior has great size at 6-3, 190 pounds, great speed with a 40 time in the 4.5 range, and is considered a big play receiver for his high school team.

That combination of size, speed and big play ability has landed the receiver quite a few early offers. Smith currently is claiming offers from Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Duke, Georgia Tech, Wake Forrest, UAB, East Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Connecticut, and Oklahoma State.

Smith adds that he has been hearing from some of those colleges more than others lately, however. "Now people are just coming on a little harder now," he notes. "Duke, Connecticut, Auburn and North Carolina having been calling the most."

With such a long list of colleges to choose from it is no surprise that Smith is having some trouble narrowing his list. "I am pretty much open," he says about any favorites.

One factor that could influence Smith's decision is a friendship that he has with Auburn redshirt freshman quarterback Calvin Booker. "He is a neighborhood kid," Smith explains about how he knows Booker. "We go back to middle school rivalries. We went to opposite high schools so it is just a rivalry mentality. But, I know he is a great quarterback and he knows I am a big time receiver and so we have got chemistry and that is pretty much our relationship so we are cool."

Smith adds that the thought of playing with Booker is certainly something that has crossed his mind. "Oh yeah," he says about his relationship with Booker possibly weighing into his decision. "He has got a cannon."

Greg Smith

The big receiver says he has been hampered in trying to get out and see some of the teams he is interested in play this season. "No, I haven't made any trips, but I plan on going to Auburn-Georgia," Smith explains. "That is the one I know of for sure that I am trying to get to."

So far this season, Smith and Douglass are off to a very strong start. "I have got about 18 catches and three touchdowns," he notes. "We are 6-1 and I think we are going to go ahead and compete for the state championship."

Through seven games, Smith seems to be on pace with his junior numbers despite playing in a more run oriented attack. "I had like 30 catches, six touchdowns and like 800 yards," he says about his junior year. "This year we are doing a lot of running. We have a senior running back so we are doing a lot of running this year."

Smith adds, however, that he does not mind getting out there and helping his back, James Davis, who is also a big time college prospect, pick up big chunks of yardage. "I mean, I am a playmaker type of guy, but when I have to I will block," Smith notes. "I am not selfish.

"They call on me when they need me," he adds. "When it is third and 15, third and 10 or whatever it may be, they come to me."

The athletic senior also notes that he takes on a couple of other responsibilities for Douglass when football season is over. "Yeah, I play basketball," he says. "I play small forward and shooting guard. I average about 18 points, 3 blocks and 10 boards per game. I also run the 400 and the 100 in track. My best hundred time is 10.9."


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