All-American OL Is Wide Open

Birmingham (AL) Huffman is the home to an All-American offensive lineman who has been practically offered by every college program in the country, including Florida State. Does the 6-foot-4 and 315 pound standout have interest in the Seminoles?


Right now offensive tackle Andre Smith has a total of 39 offers which includes all of the SEC conference, Oklahoma, Miami, UF, Michigan and North Carolina.

"I'm interested in any school that shows interest in me," Andre Smith said. "I was offered by Coach Lilly at Florida State. I have no preference between the Florida schools, all have winning programs, each went to a bowl game, and they all have good tradition."

Smith is aware of the favorable depth chart in Tallahassee.

"I was told if I came I would have a great opportunity to start as a freshman, and I like that," he said. "I have no visits scheduled for fall but if I'm invited for an official visit to Florida State, I will take it."

Scout.com recruiting analyst Scott Kennedy had the following report on Smith after watching him in action last fall:

"He has a combination of physical ability and on the field work ethic that is unparalleled this year. Many dominant offensive linemen are strong when there is a player head up on them, but they don't seek and destroy the way Smith will. From burying guys directly in front of him, to one armed pancake blocks on players trying to run around him, to leading his running back all the way down the sidelines after the man he was supposed to block dodged completely out of the way, Smith does it all on the field."

Smith is on track to graduate high school with a 3.0 grade point average, totaled 110 pancake blocks as a junior.

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