Running Back Still Lawrence Bound

Sometimes it is hard to be an early commit, and sometimes it does not matter because it feels right. For running back Dreamius Smith, who committed to KU in late March, his feelings have not changed towards KU.

"I am still sold on the University of Kansas.  I talk on a consistent basis with 3 coaches, and I love Lawrence," Dreamius Smith said.

Which 3 coaches has the talented back from Wichita Heights been in communication with the most?

"Coach Wimberly is my lead recruiter, and he is a great guy.  He is funny but he is a good coach, and he cares about me.  Whether it is when he is checking in on my grades or my ACT scores, I can tell that he is genuine.  I believe that we will have a good relationship when I get to college."

Coach Reggie Mitchell will be Dreamius's position coach at KU, and he is someone who the incoming high school senior is impressed with.

"Coach Mitchell has been to a couple of my track meets, and he always talks about how much he likes my speed.  It means a lot that he comes out for my meets just to watch me run."

Last but certainly not least, the 5'11" 205 lb. back talks to Head Coach Turner Gill fairly often.

"He is someone who I feel comfortable talking to about whatever is going on in life.  I think he will be a great individual to lead the program."

Does Smith have a favorite Jayhawks coach?

With a laugh, he said, "To be honest, they are all my favorite."

This summer, Smith will be busy working out and attending several of the KU camps.  He knows he wants to major in sports medicine when he arrives in Lawrence his freshmen year, but first he has some goals laid out for next season.

"I think my speed is my biggest strength, and my vision is good too.  There is a player you might have heard of named Bryce Brown, and he holds the rushing record here.  I want to beat that record, and I want to lead our team to state."

Leading is something that Dreamius is very good at, and he is lead by one person.

"In college, if I have the chance, I would like to wear the #2.  That number stands for 2 people, me and God.  I can do all things through him."

One of those things would be to win a state championship, and if Dreamius keeps up his hard work, that goal will certainly be attainable. Top Stories