One of the top offensive lineman in Ohio in this years bumper crop. At one time no one had him rated anywhere near the top of this class. But after watching his film, he deserves to be named with the top Lineman in Ohio.
caught up with Jarrod Smith, 6'4" 289 Fairborn H.S.(Ohio), an offensive lineman who has flown under the radar in
a very deep class in Ohio. We asked
Smith about his recruitment thus far, and to let us know where he was in the
process. "Right now I am in
Indiana for the Purdue camp tomorrow." Thus far Smith has camped at
(OH), and Indiana. Will there be anymore camps this summer
for Smith? "Nope, Purdue is my
final camp, I have enough offers."
twelve offers so far from; Indiana, Cincinnati, Maryland, Bowling Green, Miami
(OH), Akron, Toledo, Ball State, Kent State, West Virginia, Toledo, and
added that he has a leader.
"Indiana is my number one, they stand above the rest." "Coach Hoeppner is a great coach, I
really like the way the coaches treat their players." "Plus Coach Hoeppner is a winner, and
that's important to me."
about Cincinnati and what were the chances the ‘Cats could land him? "I
like Cincinnati a lot, the school is in a great location, and with them
going into the Big East Conference they are now able to play for a BCS bowl
birth and a shot at the National Championship." "I also like Coach Dantonio and Coach
Staten, they are the type of coaches I could see myself playing for."
When asked to
compare himself to a bumper crop of Ohio offensive line prospects this year. "My footwork is better than most of the
lineman rated higher than me, I ran a 5.0 forty and a 4.5 shuttle at my last
camp." "I think I am one of the bet
offensive lineman in Ohio."
Smith decide? "Probably within a
week or two, I want a chance to really sit down with my parents and figure out
the best school for me."