Sleep wasn’t plentiful for Detroit Southeastern wideout Fred Smith over the past three days. The 6-2, 205-pounder started a three day tour on Friday that saw him hit three separate college campuses in as many days. It started with the on-again, off-again, on again visit down to Columbus, Ohio.
“I went to Ohio State, but I didn’t play at the camp,” Smith said. “My hamstring was bothering me and I didn’t want to go out there and hurt it any more. I did get a chance to see their campus and stuff though.”
Smith’s stay in Buckeye-land was brief because he had to return home before making a quick trip up to East Lansing. Rumor had it that his time visiting the Spartans went so well that he had offered new coach Mark Dantonio his commitment. That, however, was the farthest thing from the truth according to Smith.
“Nah, I didn’t commit,” he said. “That trip was just basically about my parents going up there. They wanted to see the campus.”
After returning home Saturday there was no rest for the weary because Smith had to make his way to Ypsilanti the next day to join the Detroit Southeastern basketball team (now coached by former Detroit Renaissance headman, Mark White) for a little summer hardwood action at the Eastern Michigan team camp. GoBlueWolverine caught up with him after his time on campus (we were there to check out the 7-on-7 tournament that was also being held on campus simultaneously) and he shed light on where his decision-making process is at this point.
“Like I said before, it’s about a month away,” Smith said regarding his decision. “I can’t say I have a favorite right now. I’m still evaluating. None of the schools have really pressured me. They have just let me know that they wanted me. Right now it’s pretty much just about sitting at home figuring out what I’m going to do. Other than that I’m trying to get the chemistry going with my (high school) team. Everything I’m doing now is team oriented.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more from Smith in the coming days.