A few aspects of the ISU program have changed since Smith's initial commitment. Instead of getting a chance to play running back when he joins the program for training camp, he'll instead open his career in the secondary.
But that doesn't bother the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder.
"They told me that I would have to play cornerback instead of running back," he said. "I'm alright with it, just so long as I can get on the field fast. That's where the team is hurting most, and I think I can play the position."
Smith says he's excited to ‘officially' become part of the Cyclone program next week and join the team on the field in 2005.
"I think they had a pretty good season, but we should be able to have a better season next year," he said. "Everyone was so young and they have a chance to mature more. I'm real excited to be a part of it."