Smith Hoping To Hear More From Wildcats

With family in the Commonwealth, tight-end Alex Smith is hoping to hear more from the Wildcats.

Alex Smith has already picked up two offers (Cincinnati, Indiana) in the early days of his recruiting. The Class of 2010 tight-end has seen his season end without a playoff berth and is now getting ready for basketball season.

At 6-foot-4, 225-pounds, Smith has the physical frame college coaches love along with the physical abilities to be a playmaker from the tight-end position.

"I'm looking for a school that will use their tight-end not only catching the ball but also blocking. I love getting physical and hope to find a team that will let me do both."

For Smith interest is starting to come from several teams.

"I've spoken with Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois and Oregon lately. LSU wants film from me and I'm also getting a lot of mail from schools like Purdue. I'm planning on taking a visit to Oregon when my mother goes there for a business trip. I've heard they've got some great facilities and I've seen them on television a few times."

But one program Smith is hoping to continue to hear from is Kentucky. The Wildcats have seen Smith visit for a game day experience and with family in the Commonwealth Smith's interest is at a high level.

"I love what I've seen at Kentucky and they've stayed in contact. I'm just waiting for them to offer me right now. I've been to a game there and really enjoyed everything when I was there.

With Smith having family in Kentucky and in Cincinnati he's getting some early pull from both sides.

"My family in Kentucky is hoping I end up there while my family here in Ohio is hoping I don't leave the state."

Right now Smith is in no hurry to rush into anything as he and his family research the schools showing interest. After some debate Smith decided to play hoops this winter and several college coaches have told him they'll be attending a game to see him in action.

We'll continue to follow the Wildcats interest in Alex Smith in the coming weeks and months.

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