Michigan Offer a "Blessing” For 2017 Ligonier Athlete Collin Smith

Jim Harbaugh noted the physicality and toughness evident the game of Ligonier (Pa.) Ligonier 2017 athlete Collin Smith when viewing his film, and promptly extended the sleeper athlete a scholarship offer late last month.

Ligonier (Penn.) Valley athlete Collin Smith had been flying under the class of 2017 radar until Sunday when he received some surprising news from Michigan.

“I got word about Coach Harbaugh wanting to talk to me over Twitter, so I called hm and we talked and he eventually gave me the offer,” Smith told The Michigan Insider. “I was really excited! I can’t really describe it in words, but it was an amazing feeling.”

“It means the world to me. It feels great knowing that my hard work is paying off and just having my first offer come from such a prestigious program like Michigan is truly a blessing.”

The 6-0, 196-pound Smith is off to an impressive start on the offensive side of the ball with 722 passing yards with 11 touchdowns, and 390 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Michigan, however, likes him at safety.

“(Coach Harbaugh) said I’m an hard nosed football player that is physical and loves to go up and hit,” said Smith. “He also said that I’m what they are looking for in the program. They are recruiting me at safety and I got 28 tackles on the season too.”

Not surprisingly the Wolverines are sitting pretty in his recruitment after being the first to step up to the plate.

“They have a great tradition at Michigan and one of the best coaches in the nation,” said Smith. “I’m really excited they are my first offer. I’ve liked Michigan since I was a little kid and it was always my dream to play in the Big Ten.”

“They are (my leader) at the current time. I do plan on going to a home game this fall as well.”

Smith also plans on going to Purdue and Navy games as well this fall.

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