Fresno State placed two more tight ends on its recruiting board for the 2018 recruiting cycle on Monday – and one of them hails from a Southern California powerhouse known for producing NFL talent, including former first round pick Keyshawn Johnson.
Isaiah Smalls of Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey High landed his fourth offer from the Bulldogs on the morning of March 6, just nearly 13 hours before the ‘Dogs extended an offer to fellow tight end Spencer Webb of Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers.
And the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Smalls – who has also lined up at quarterback and running back – says he’s intrigued by his offer from FS, considering new head coach Jeff Tedford’s previous history of producing NFL talent.
“That means a lot because I do have dreams of playing in the NFL, so for a coach known for getting players to that level is very eye opening,” Smalls told Scout.
He adds new tight ends coach Scott Thompson offered him, plus has gotten to know him in the past few months.
“We've been talking pretty much every day,” Smalls said. “My film wasn't the only reason he offered me. He also liked how good I performed in the classroom as well.”
Smalls holds other offers from Oregon, Cal, Florida A&M and a new one from Hawaii that came in on Tuesday, March 7. Smalls has been to Fresno State before, as he took a tour of the facilities in the spring of 2016 and enjoyed the sights and surroundings.
He’s planning another trip to FS sometime in the spring or summer.