Smith Talks Recruiting

After running for a shade under 2,000 yards as a sophomore, Pahokee running back Antone Smith has matched that this season. "I am just under 2,000 now but I went over what I did as a sophomore," Smith said.

"It's good to know and my team's gonna need me to get a lot of yards in the playoffs. I just wanna repeat as state champions."

Smith, who has 29 touchdowns this season, ran for 130 yards in the Muck Bowl against Glades Central last Friday night.

"They came out on top but we'll be OK," he said. "Randy (Phillips) had a great game. He was running strong and making plays."

Smith, 5-8 and 185 pounds, has been keeping an eye on the college football scene lately.

"I caught some of the Clemson game Saturday night," he said. "I think Miami got caught sleeping on some of those teams. They just need to go out and play well and everything will take care of itself. They didn't seem like they were too motivated against North Carolina."

Smith continues to be a major recruiting priority for the Canes and he has good news for Canes fans.

"It's still the same," he said. "Miami leads. A couple losses doesn't change the way I look at their program."

The talented running back has noticed the stellar play of former Palm Beach County standout Devin Hester this season.

"Devin's having a great year," he said. "He's showing the speed I knew he had. When I was a freshman, he was a senior. I beat him in the 100 but he got me in the two (hundred) that same (district) meet."

In addition to the Hurricanes, Smith talked about two other schools on his short list.

"I'm on the verge of setting something up to Auburn," he said. "I'm trying to get to the Georgia game. I know they'll get a visit and I know Florida State will. Those are the only two I know after Miami right now."

Smith is a full academic qualifier.

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