Louisville safety commitment TreSean Smith not only attended Light Up The Ville to work out, but he was also doing some recruiting

University of Louisville safety commitment TreSean Smith of Cincinnati not only attended the recent Light Up The Ville to work out, but he was also doing some recruiting. Smith talks about his trip to Louisville.

The University of Louisville's Light Up The Ville Camp recently gave the Cardinals' coaching staff a chance to bring in many of its top targets and watch them perform under the lights.

But it also gave the staff a chance to work with some of the players already committed in the Class of 2017.

And one of those was Cincinnati LaSalle safety TreSean Smith, who attended the camp and worked with secondary coaches Keith Heyward and Cort Dennison two Friday nights ago.

"I had a blast," Smith said. "It was great just working with coach Heyward and see what it was like to be coached by him.

"I learned a lot from him and seeing what it was like to play for him was a great feeling."

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Smith is ranked as the No. 48 safety prospect in the country and checks in at No. 8 and the Midwest and No. 3 in Ohio. He said more than anything he learned a lot of new technique tips from the camp.

"They taught me a lot with press coverage and technique," Smith said. "They might bring me to play a little corner as well, so they taught me some of those techniques that can help me moving forward.

"It was just good to see how they teach and get to learn some new things."

Smith said he also bonded with some of the other U of L commitments, noting the '17 commitments talk though social media but it was "good to get some guys there and see them play."

"A couple of the new commitments it was great to see," Smith said. "Working with the other guys like Rodney (Owens). We are becoming close and that's going to be a great bond."

But there was also some recruiting going on. Smith said he has been working on Indiana defensive back Russ Yeast, Nashville defensive end Ben Hutch and Ohio defensive end James Hudson.

"You are supposed to recruit so you can make your team the best it can be," Smith said. "So, yes I was recruiting some of the guys. We want to win national championship and in order to do that you have to have the top guys.

"So I tried to do a lot of recruiting."


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