Smith Reports Two New Offers

O. Perry Walker, the perennial playoff program located on the West Bank of New Orleans, will have a stout front seven this fall with DL Corey Smith and LB/DE Lyn Clark leading the charge. Read further to find out what's happening with Smith's recruitment.

"I got offered by Miami and Florida International last week," said Corey Smith. "Coach Jethro (Franklin) from Miami came to our school last Tuesday. He watched my film and liked what he had seen.

"He came down to see if I was really 6-foot-6. He said I was every bit of it and actually taller than 6-6. At my physical, I measured 6-7."

Smith says his top three, in order, is comprised of Miami, FIU and SMU.

Smith is well-acquainted with Miami commit Standish Dobard, the four-star tight end from district rival Edna Karr.

"(Dobard) is my cousin," said Smith. "We've talked about Miami since I got the offer. He said he fell in love with Miami when he visited, and that I will too.

"I like the legacy at Miami. They produce a lot of NFL players. I've been liking them since I was much younger."

The Hurricanes have been hitting Louisiana hard, landing the commitment from Dobard and signing defensive lineman Jacoby Briscoe from Class 5A state runner-up Carencro in February.

Smith played both end and tackle last year for O.P. Walker's defense. The Chargers went 6-4 and advanced to the second round of the 4A playoffs.

According to Smith, O.P. Walker head coach Emanuel Powell informed him of the Miami offer.

Smith says he and Coach Franklin are scheduled to talk on the phone soon.

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