Enoch Smith Jr. Keeping Eye On Georgia Tech

Mt. Carmel, Illinois defensive lineman Enoch Smith Jr. has just begun his junior season but he has already started to receive interest from schools in the Midwest and one school in the South. That school has already received a visit from Smith.

Enoch Smith Jr. is happy to be back at school for his junior year. "That means football is back. We are tired of hitting each other and glad to be able to hit other players." This past weekend Smith and his teammates played at Soldier Field to open the season and won 32-12. "I feel I played well and helped lead my team to a good win."

Smith can already see that certain schools are recruiting him harder than others. "Right now it seems that Illinois, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, and Purdue are really recruiting me hard."

Georgia Tech is the only school in the group that is not close to home. Distance from home will not be a factor when Enoch makes his decision. "If a school has what I am looking for then I will choose them no matter how far they are from home."

Enoch made the trip to Atlanta this summer to attend the Georgia Tech camp. Before the camp started, he had a chance to tour the campus. "Coach (Mike) Sewak gave us a tour of the school the day before. I was very impressed with the engineering department and the football facilities."

Following his visit to Tech, Smith has continued to stay in touch with Coach Sewak. "I am very interested in them and I will do what it takes to get an offer from them."

Enoch is closing in on double-digit offers as he starts his junior season. Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, and Purdue are some of the schools that have offered Smith.

Academics will be the main concern for Smith when he makes his decision. "I want to major in computer engineering or chemical engineering. The school I choose must have those programs."

Smith plays defensive end for his high school team but he wouldn't mind playing defensive tackle. "Knowing that I have a role with the team is important and making sure that I have a position that I can play that will make the team better is also important."

Enoch has not made any plans to take visits at the present time. "I am concentrating on my junior season and I am getting ready to take the ACT test. Those visits will have to wait for now."

His hand speed, strength, and quickness off the ball are areas of his game that Smith feels he excels. "I can read a play and get a good jump on the play before it develops."

The 6'3"-270 recruit has been timed at a 4.84 in the forty. His teammates have given him a nickname that is familiar to Georgia Tech fans. "They call me Megatron."


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