Ga. RB Cameron Smith: "Is This True?"

Running back Cameron Smith is in his first year at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga., after transferring from Meadowcreek. Originally from the Midwest, he lists a top three that includes Michigan, though one Southern power is now making a push. spoke Wednesday with the South's No. 5 back, who said he is thoroughly enjoying the recruiting process.

Most of the top high school players in the country these days have been the center of attention since early childhood. They are almost always the star of whatever team they are playing with, and are somewhat used to the attention by the time they reach their senior year of high school. While this may be the case with Snellville, Ga., running back Cameron Smith, he is still awed by the experience. "I just love this whole recruiting thing," the Brookwood star said. "When all these schools started asking me to come play football for them, I just have to ask myself, 'is this true, is this really happening?' I'm having so much fun."

The 6-foot-0, 180-pound Smith said he doesn't know exactly how many offers he has at this time, but is certain that three schools are on the top of his list of favorites. "I like the way Coach (Mark) Richt at Georgia plays his offense," he said. "I like the whole coaching staff there, plus that's the home school, you gotta like UGA.

"I'm from Indiana and grew up a Wolverine fan," he added. "I love the colors, the helmets, and Charles Woodson and Desmond Howard are just great. Coach (Scot) Loeffler is recruiting me and we hit it off right from the start, he's the real deal and he told me that Michigan wanted me and were going to recruit me real hard." Smith said he has never been to the Michigan campus.

"I would love to play for Bobby Bowden at Florida State," he said. "They have a great program and I like it down there, and Coach Bowden is a great person. But I just don't know how much longer he's going to coach."

Another Southern power is quickly coming into the picture as well. "Tennessee is coming at me hard now too," he said. "They told me they really want me. It's going to be hard to pick a school, but I'm going to take my visits and decide during the season." Smith said.

Brookwood kicked off its season on Saturday with a convincing 42-21 thrashing of powerhouse Stephenson of Stone Mountain. "I did straight in that one," he said. "I had around 140-yard rushing and has a 22-yard touchdown catch." Brookwood visits Dacula on Friday.

Smith said he would like to major is some area of business and reports a 2.6 grade-point average. He said he recently took the SAT but has not received the results.

With a solid top three, the four-star talent is also certain of the type of surface on which he prefers to play. "The new field turf is ok," he said. "But I'm more of a grass man. Football was meant to be played on grass."

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