Introducing Eric Smith

Although he's only a junior, Lincoln County's Eric Smith is already familiar with the recruiting game. The talented wide receiver prospect has already made a handful of visits and is likely to become a hot commodity by the time signing day rolls around. BRZ recently caught up with Smith to talk about his recent visit to campus.

Eric Smith Profile

"It was fun. The campus was nice and the facilities were really nice, too," says Smith of his Junior Day experience. "We didn't get to talk to the coaches too much, but it was still fun."

While on campus, the talented Fayetteville, Tenn. native took in the Blue Raider Spring game. Considering he's being recruited at the wide receiver position, it makes sense that he paid particular attention to Middle Tennessee's offense.

"It looks good for a wide receiver," he says of the Blue Raiders' familiar spread scheme. "It's a lot of no huddle, fast-paced stuff and spreading the ball out. It's practically the same thing we run now."

Smith is obviously suited for the spread offense, as his 2010 stats can attest. When it was all said and done, the junior amassed over 900 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. That type of production has obviously not gone unnoticed by programs around the country.

He visited Notre Dame for a game last November and also took in a junior day at Vanderbilt just a few weeks ago. In addition to those, Auburn and Tennessee have both recently expressed interest in him.

For now the 6-1, 187 pounder is still waiting on his first offer, but as teams begin to see more from him they will likely start rolling in. For now, stay tuned to BlueRaiderZone.com for more on Eric as the recruiting season progresses.

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