2010 Keystone QB Likes Duke

The Class of 2009 was a bit of a down year for signal callers in Pennsylvania, but the Class of 2010 looks like it could shape up to be a solid one by the Keystone State standards. Lancaster, Pa., native Kyle Smith was very solid as a sophomore, however as a junior he has turned his team into an absolute nightmare to deal with on offense.

On Friday night Kyle Smith will lead Lancaster Catholic High School onto the field in Philadelphia to face West Catholic and find out who will go to the Class AA Eastern Final next weekend. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback has already completed 155 of 241 passes this season for an impressive 3070 yards and 41 touchdowns. He has only thrown four interceptions. We talked to him about his recruiting so far.

"I have been hearing from Duke, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, UCLA, Georgia, North Carolina and Notre Dame the most so far," Smith explained. "I camped at Duke and Pittsburgh and also took a trip up to Notre Dame to see them play the Panthers."

"I really enjoyed myself at Duke camp," Smith offered. "They are working on the facilities and stadium there and I really think they're a program on the rise with Head Coach David Cutcliffe. Academics are a top priority for me, so Duke is definitely a school I'm interested in. What I really want is to go into engineering."

"I thought I put forth my best performance when I was at Pittsburgh and I really liked the coaches there a lot and have been keeping in touch with them very regularly so far," Smith said. "I am big on family, so being close to home and having my family be able to come watch me play would be pretty huge. I went to their game against Iowa as well and really liked the facilities and stadium."

"I also visited Notre Dame for their game against Pitt and it was an extremely exciting game. I love the tradition at Notre Dame and they have an unbelievable campus. It's just beautiful there. The facilities were unbelievable as they had top of the line equipment and the fans really did a great job giving the game an awesome atmosphere. I was really, really impressed with the fans at Notre Dame."

As a sophomore, Smith completed 152 of 242 passes for 2600 yards, 27 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Smith takes both AP and honors classes and has a weighted core GPA of 4.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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