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After going back and forth in his mind between Colorado and Washington State, James "Jimmy" Smith committed to Colorado today. Smith is one of the top defensive backs along the west coast. The Buffalo Sports News gets the full story on his verbal commitment.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
40 time: 4.6
Bench: 280
Squat: 405
Clean: 225
Vertical: "33
From: Colton, California
High School: Colton

"You can let everyone know I am going to Colorado," Jimmy Smith notified the BSN. "I knew in my mind that I was going to go there and I told the coaches this morning that is my decision."

Smith received a visit this morning at 10 AM from CU coaches Dan Hawkins, Greg Brown and Darian Hagan. We sat and talked for a while and I told them that is where I want to be. They are recruiting me as a free safety but I can also do other positions if they need me there."

Washington State is not giving up. "The coaches from Washington State are coming to my house tonight at 5:30. They are going to try to change my mind but it's not going to happen."

Smith is Colorado's third defensive back of the recruiting class and first safety prospect.

As a senior, Jimmy Smith had 53 catches for 1,123 yards and 14 touchdowns. On defense, he had 47 tackles, 10 pass deflections and two interceptions. Smith was named first team all-conference at receiver and first team all-league both ways. As a junior, Smith totaled 47 tackles along with two interceptions, a fumble recovery and an 11.4 yard average on punt returns. The leading receiver on offense, he had 1,083 receiving yards on 45 receptions and was third on the team in scoring and in all-purpose yards with an average of 112 yards a game. "I have great size and speed and the ability to deliver the hits," Smith said.

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