Visit To Iowa State Makes Impact on Smith

Fort Walton Beach (FL) linebacker Rashad Smith may not be ready to make a final decision yet but after an outstanding visit to Ames this weekend, the Cyclones should be in the mix all the way to the end.

"It was really fun because I got to meet the players and the coaches and see how they game plan," said Smith. "The visit definitely lived up to the hype."

According to Smith, he still has two favorites at the moment. "The visit definitely had an positive impact for Iowa State but I'm still going to visit Ball State sometime in the future," he said. "Those two are definitely my favorites at the moment. I really like them a lot but I definitely plan on waiting until the end before I make my decision."

Rashad really enjoyed getting to meet with Iowa State Head Coach Gene Chizik on Saturday. "He talked to me about getting his system in place," he said. "He really plans on building it into a power and I think he can. He's definitely a coach I could play for and Iowa State is definitely a place where I could see myself playing. If I do go there I like that I would have a chance to come in and play as a freshman."

Rashad is definitely not afraid of the challenge of helping to build up a program. "When I came to Fort Walton Beach High School we were terrible and me and two other freshman got moved up to varsity," said Smith. "We weren't very good but then they moved up more from my class when were sophomores and we slowly started getting better. Now these last two years we have had great teams so I know it can be done."

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