2014 Intro: Ray Smith

ROEBUCK - Even in today's day and age, a prospect at a big-time program like Dorman can fly under the recruiting radar.

CB Ray Smith Profile

One example is junior cornerback Ray Smith.

"He's about 6-1. We got him at 4.35 [40-yard dash]. We think he's the real deal," Dorman head coach Dave Gutshall recently told CUTigers.

Gutshall knows all about prospects getting overlooked. Adam Humphries was hardly a blip on the recruiting radar when Clemson offered him.

"Like Adam, [Smith's] flying under the radar. Coming out of spring, I hope that he'll jump out at some people," Gutshall said. "He'll be a combine buster, too. We'll get him to camps and he'll run so well.

"He's real aggressive. We like him. We think he's a division one player."

Smith, who checks in at 6-1, 170, certainly wants to be one.

"I've been working on my speed, working and lifting. Just working to get faster and faster, day by day," he said.

Being overshadowed isn't something that's really bothered him.

"I've got a few people that are ahead of me, other recruits. But I'm just playing, working hard. I know something will come if I keep working," Smith said.

A few schools stick out.

"I like Clemson. I've been talking to Furman. They've got a nice, pretty campus down there. Duke and Tennessee came by. They told me to keep in touch with them, too," he said.

Smith has plans to camp at Clemson, Duke, Tennessee, Ohio State and Furman.

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