Pahokee, Fa.l RB Vincent Smith had been a bit tough to reach in the week or so after his official visit on October 25th to Michigan. That led some to wonder whether or not the talented youngster was still packaged and ready for Michigan. Recently, however, he put explained why things have been so quiet on the recruiting front.
"I lost my phone on my visit, but it went well," Smith told GoBlueWolverine. "I went to the game and hung out with the players and coaches. Martavious (Odoms) was my host and we were together the whole time. He loves it up there. He doesn't want to come home."
Smith's first trip to Ann Arbor proved to be everything he thought it would be and more. Any doubts about his playing future were officially put to rest.
"The stadium… man," sighed Smith when questioned about the most memorable aspect of his visit. "The game with all the fans going crazy like that… that was my favorite part. It was a little breezy (laughing), but I got used to it. I'm locked down. No more visits. I'm just ready to enroll early."
Smith will be joined by fellow commit and Pahokee standout, Brandin Hawthorne when he makes his way to the Great Lake State in January. Like Hawthorne, Smith hasn't been fazed by the Wolverines' struggles on the field.
"It doesn't matter," he said. "I can come in and can be a big help to the program. The coaches were talking about me coming in and working hard. I'll be a help on the offense with my speed and shiftiness."
Long before Smith helps on the gridiron at Michigan, however, he will continue to do his best to help off of it.
"I was talking to Willie Haulstead the whole time saying he needed to come up to Michigan and we need to get this done," Smith recalled. He loved it up there. And I talked quite a bit to Shavodrick (Beaver). We stay in touch and talk on MySpace."
Come February, the Maize & Blue will just how effective Smith's efforts have been.