Smith to Visit Kansas State?

Brian Smith, a 6-foot-2.5-inch LB prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Overland Park, Kan. gave his verbal commitment to the Iowa Hawkeyes in mid-August but since that time has started to look at other options. There is a short list for Smith.... Read what the star LB has to say and the team he wants to visit before calling recruiting quits.

Smith to Visit K-State?

Linebacker Brian Smith has all the tools to be a player at the college level. Is the Hawkeye verbal looking around?

"I would still say that I'm a solid verbal for Iowa, but I do want to visit K-State just to make sure this is the right decision," said Smith, who verbally committed to Iowa over the summer. "Unless anything major happens I'll still be going to Iowa, but it can't hurt to take a visit.

"I still don't know when I'm going to be able to get over to K-State. I was supposed to go Dec. 1, but apparently they weren't having recruits then. I'm still interested in going, though."

As a senior at Overland Park (Ks.) St. Thomas Aquinas he recorded 126 tackles, nine sacks, 14 tackles for loss, 15 quarterback hurries and forced four fumbles. Smith feels as though he has improved a lot over the past 12 months.

"We (St. Thomas Aquinas) have a coach, Anthony Davis, who was in the NFL for a while," said Smith. "He's really helped me out a lot. Having a guy like that with so much experience playing football at such a high level has been nice. He's helped me make much better reads.

"I've always brought intensity and energy to every game, but I feel like I'm just scratching the surface of my ability. Iowa is looking at me as a sort of utility linebacker – a guy that can play inside or outside."

Smith is a three-star prospect and rated the No. 34 middle linebacker in the nation.

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