Change of Heart for Fred Smith?

Detroit (MI) Southeastern WR Fred Smith has long mentioned his plan of extending his decision making process into his senior season. However, as his recruitment has taken shape he has started to give his timetable more thought. Is the talented pass catcher now on the verge of making a decision?

Most of the Great Lake State’s top prospects will be in attendance at Michigan’s annual summer camp next week, and Detroit Southeastern High wide receiver Fred Smith is no exception. The 6-2, 210-pounder will be on campus to test his skills against the best. There’s only one thing still to be determined. When?

“I’m not sure which day I’m going to be down there yet,” Smith said. “I have to ask my coach. All I know is I’m probably going to just be doing one day of the camp. We’re still really trying to get everything together. I still have to get the other camps I’m going to go to scheduled.”

At one time, Smith’s camp tour looked as if it was going to be yet another piece in a decision making puzzle that wouldn’t be completed until after his final season. Recently, however, that timetable appears to be on the verge of being abbreviated… and the camps are now looking more like the final piece to the puzzle as opposed to one of the intermediates.

“I’m getting closer,” Smith admitted when asked if a decision might come sooner that previously expected. “I’m definitely getting closer. I’m getting more familiar with the programs and the coaches that are recruiting me. I’ll have to consult with my parents and my brother about it. We’re not all on the same page right now when it comes to making this decision.”

One thing that hasn’t changed in Smith’s recruitment is the triumvirate of schools sitting atop his list. Those three programs still look to have the best chance of landing the Motor City wideout’s services, but he did indicate the possibility of one more sneaking into the mix.

“It’s still the same schools at the top,” said Smith. “Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State. West Virginia is getting in there now too. They just came in and offered me so I’m going to look into them more.”

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Smith in the coming weeks.


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