Brodrick Smith Visits Minnesota

Brodrick Smith, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete from Garden City (KS) High, visited Minnesota this weekend. The versatile Smith played quarterback, running and wide receiver for the Buffaloes, who finished 4-5 this season. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Smith to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Brodrick Smith played quarterback for the Buffaloes, but he relied more on his legs than his arm this season. He rushed 45 times for 361 yards and four touchdowns against rival Dodge City to improve to 4-3.

Unfortunately, he missed their next game after a one-game suspension because of an altercation with a teammate during Tuesday's practice. Without Smith, the Buffaloes struggled in a 21-0 loss to Goddard in Class 6A District 8 play.

They lost their season finale to three-time defending state champion Hutchinson, 56-13, despite Smith rushing for 124 yards on 34 carries. Smith finished with 1,500 yards rushing and 18 rushing touchdowns with 700 yards passing, four passing scores and one interception. He finished with 1,300 yards rushing, 12 rushing scores and 700 yards passing with six touchdowns and two interceptions as a junior.

Smith talked to GoldenSports.Net about the latest on his recruitment. He came to Minnesota on his official visit with his mother and younger brother. His mother has relatives in Minnesota.

"I have Minnesota, of course. Arizona. Oregon offered me about a week ago. I sent them film and I think that I am going to go out there for official visit," Smith said. "That will probably will be my last one, to Oregon. I took one to Arizona couple of weeks ago. This was my second one and Oregon would be my third."

Smith said that after his visits he plans to make a decision soon.

"I think that I am really close," Smith said. "I told everyone December 1st. That is when I plan on committing."

Smith is a multiple-sport standout for the Buffaloes. Smith has a 275-pound bench press, 400-pound squat and 315-pound power clean.

"I play basketball (Garden City finished 12-8 last season). We started Monday morning. We have a game Thursday. I run track too," Smith said.

Smith has a 3.1 GPA.

"I am going to major in business or communications," he said.

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