James Smith wrapped up his senior season with 836 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 115 total tackles and one interception as a defensive back. Smith struggled to put up the offensive numbers he did a year ago, when 1,369 yards on 239 carries, but a lot of that could be attributed to a green offensive line.
Smith is still just as excited about the Cyclones as he was the day he made a commitment in early August.
"I think I'm even more happy right now," he said. "I can't wait to get up there. Everything I've seen so far I've been pretty impressed with. I'm happy to be a Cyclone. If I play hard, hopefully I can get in the mix somewhere." Smith's future position appears to be up in the air, however.
"They're recruiting me to play either running back or defensive back," he said.
Smith is one of nine known Cyclone commitments for the Class of 2005.