Four-Star Junior Names Favorites

Scout.com just released their list of 100 junior prospects to watch. One of those prospects, quarterback Chris Smith, gives us an update on his recruitment. Which schools have been sending the most hand-written mail? Which school was Smith's childhood favorite? We have the answers.

Chris Smith, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound, gunslinger, from South Point, Ohio, could be the top quarterback prospect in the Midwest IN 2006. He will be a three-year varsity starter. Smith threw for 1,500 yards as a sophomore and 1,600 yards as a junior.

Smith has a very strong arm but he's known for his toughness and his ability to make plays with his feet when the pocket collapses. Chris plays the quarterback position with the mentality of a linebacker.

West Virginia and Ohio University have already offered Smith a scholarship. We asked him which schools have started to send hand-written mail.

"Tennessee, Maryland, Michigan and Cincinnati have been sending the most hand-written mail." Smith said.

"Iowa sends tons of letters also. My favorites are West Virginia, Ohio University, Michigan, Ohio State, Maryland, Georgia and Iowa."

Smith told Scout.com that he grew up a huge fan of the Vols but yet Tennessee didn't make the list of schools on his early wish list.

"I've been down to Tennessee a lot," Smith explained. "I've always liked the Vols, Neyland Stadium just rocks during games but they're pretty loaded with quarterbacks right now."

Smith will no doubt be one of the most visited prospects during the Spring Evaluation Period that starts at the end of April. Was asked Chris what his plans were for the spring and summer.

"I've been invited to a lot of junior days but I haven't been able to get to any yet." Smith said. "Notre Dame invited me to their junior day but I didn't make it. I'll probably go to Ohio University in March.

"I'm not sure about combines yet but I'll be going to a few one-day senior camps this summer. I haven't decided which schools I'll be camping yet. All that stuff is up in the air. I've just been working out hard lately getting ready for track season."

As we approach Signing Day 2006, Smith told Scout.com that all schools recruiting him or schools that want to recruit him are on equal ground and he's going into recruiting with an open mind.

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