When asked to play quarterback, he does. When asked to play receiver, he does. That’s just a day in the life of Missouri City (Tex.) Marshall athlete Jeremy Smith.
Going into his junior season, Smith has already played two positions, and well. Though he understands his future is split out on the edge.
“Most coaches are talking with me about playing wide receiver. They like my footwork there and how I go and attack the ball,” Smith said.
Surely what the coaches see is that when the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Smith is in the game, plays are bound to happen from whatever position he is playing. Michigan State, Houston and SMU have already extended an offer to Smith and several more seem to be close to doing the same.
What’s quite convenient for Smith is that he is able to be utilized where he is at his best. Meaning that he will continue in the two-position system for this upcoming year as well.
“We have another player to line up at quarterback with me. He’s more of a pocket guy,” Smith said. “When he is in the game, he is able to deliver and find the receivers. And when we run, we use the running back a lot. I come in and mix things up, but it works for us.”
Smith said that Michigan coaches keep the most contact with him so far. Oklahoma, Arkansas and Oregon are also keeping tabs on him as well.