MSU Camp: J'Mar Smith

Meridian High School has been a consistent contender under the direction of Coach Larry Weems. The Wildcats look ready to challenge again this fall thanks in large part to play of rising quarterback prospect J'Mar Smith. Smith has a tremendous amount of potential and several college programs are keeping watch.

J'Mar Smith profile

Smith and Meridian made it to the final four at the Mississippi State 7-on-7 shootout before bowing out in the semi-finals.

"This is a day of work for us," said Smith of the tournament. "We're out here trying to get better and getting ready for a long summer of work to get ready for the season."

Smith believes his team is ready to take a step forward this fall.

"I feel like we're getting better," said Smith. "We kind of got off to a slow start this summer, but we're getting better.

"We've been throwing every day, trying to get a connection. Now we're starting to get better.

"The main thing is that we all have to work hard this summer and get ready to go through what we have to go through to get better.

"I think we have the chance to be a great team."

Mississippi State offered Smith early on and to date, the Bulldogs are his lone offer heading into his junior season.

"I have the offer from State and I have a lot of other interest from other schools in both baseball and football," said Smith. "Mississippi State is a good school and it's a good atmosphere.

"I like the coaching staff and I like the way they do things."

While Smith is expected to be one of the most highly sought after prospects in his home state for 2015, he has not ruled out a possible college baseball career.

"I am playing travel ball right now, so I have a lot of scouts watching me," said Smith. "I am playing for the Golden Spikes and I have a few scouts coming to watch me hit.

"I am just playing baseball and getting ready for our football season now."

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