Brodrick Smith: Is It All Arizona Baby?

Featuring three legitimate KSU WR targets the last couple of weeks, providing only follow up on Bowser, we thought we'd offer a little follow up on Brodrick Smith, who tripped to Arizona this weekend for an official visit. Kid had four official visits on tap, but cancels KSU official, leaving just two. And as it stands today, is it true? Is it all "Arizona Baby!"

Listing "Arizona, Kansas State and Minnesota," as his top three in our most recent interview, Brodrick Smith gives us his thoughts on why those three schools above, perhaps his 1-2-3 order to boot, are sticking out more so than four other programs who tendered official offers.

On ‘Zona: "I have family down there, that's a plus. It's hot down there (and I like the heat). And (U of A RB Coach) Michael Smith thinks I can make an early impact there as a true freshman."

On K-State: "Close to home; I like how (KSU head coach) Ron Prince plays freshmen too. I like his policy that everybody gets a chance to impress and play right away."

On Minnesota: "They pass the ball a lot. I've got family up there on my mom's side. And I like the coach recruiting me from there (MINN WR Coach) George McDonald."

Wyoming was not included among his Big Three but he has the Cowboys penciled in for an official visit, and offered up this on Wyoming: "They're still in the mix, and I'm tripping up there this next weekend."

The climate is frigid in Wyoming, Minnesota as well during the winter, putting those two programs on the "bubble" for major consideration. Smith even said as much at the top of this report when he said, "I guess you could say that Arizona and K-State lead the rest of the pack, but one of those two is No. 1 right now." Not to mention one of the positives he spoke of on the University of Arizona was the fact that "it's hot down there."

Speaking of his official visits, Smith gave us an even more updated official visit itinerary to mull over, which is even more accurate today than it was just a couple of days ago, now cancelling plans to officially trip to Manhattan.

Updated Official Visit Agenda: "Arizona (Nov 2-4), Wyoming (Nov 9-11), Minnesota (Nov 16-18)." Commitment Time Frame: "I'd like to go ahead and make my decision on December 1, for no real reason, other than just picking a date to go ahead and knock out the recruiting process once and for all."

He did not elect to commit to Arizona this weekend, and said he will not be tempted to give his verbal pledge to Wyoming, or Minnesota the following weekends. An official visit to Kansas State was eliminated entirely.

"I've been there seven times (unofficially)..."

Recruited to play wide receiver on the division one level by everybody, Smith's stat packages below showcase his production at the signal caller position. Having said that, the offense he commands consists of far more running, getting him on the move, out in space, where he shows plenty of toughness and durability to handle the rigors playing wide receiver on the next level…

JR Season Stat Package: "1,300 yards rushing, 12 TDs, 700 yards passing, 6 TDs, 2 INTs."

SR Season Stat Package: "1,500 yards rushing, 18 TDs, 700 yards passing, 4 TDs, 1 INT."

Numbers/Notes worth mentioning…

Weight Room Numbers: "275 Bench, 400 Squat, 315 Power Clean."

Academics: "3.1 GPA; Retaking the ACT to improve my score even though I've been told that I am already qualified."

[The third edition of the Wildcat Nation Inside Scoop will have even more on Brodrick, particularly why Arizona leads. Not to mention some additional information regarding why his No. 1 is going to be tough to beat out for his verbal commitment.]


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