Pa. Safety Smith Delays Decision

Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) safety Nate Smith was set to announce his college choice Wednesday, but he told Scout.com he is delaying it after an interesting development with his school.

Labor strife has now hit the high school ranks.

Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) safety Nate Smith was set to announce his college plans Wednesday at a school ceremony, but those plans are now on hold because of a labor dispute at the school.

"I'm not going to announce because the teacher's are on strike," Smith said. "We have to pick another day, but I'm not sure when. It's kind of frustrating, but I think I can handle it. I know I'm not going to change my mind on where I'm going to go."

The 6-foot, 190-pound Smith holds offers from West Virginia, Toledo, Temple, South Carolina and Michigan State, but he hasn't told the school yet.

"In the offseason, I focused on recruiting a lot," Smith said. "I think it's time to get it over with so I can really focus on my season."

Smith's season began with Sunday's 20-17 loss at Gateway Central High (Monroeville, Pa.), a game in which there was a disputed field in the closing minute by Archbishop Wood. It was ruled no good, but it was higher than the upright and many players on the field argued it went through the uprights.

"I have a little irritation in my mouth," Smith said. "We should have won that game. I watched that field goal a million times. It was good."


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