Brodrick Smith Commits to Minnesota

Brodrick Smith, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete from Garden City (KS) High who visited Minnesota for the Gophers-Wisconsin game, committed to the Gophers on local station KIUL. The versatile Smith, who played quarterback, running back and wide receiver for the Buffaloes, had planned to announce his college decision on December 1st, but decided to postpone his choice.

Brodrick Smith picked Minnesota over interest from Illinois, Kansas State and Nebraska. He played quarterback for the Buffaloes and finished with 1,500 yards rushing and 18 rushing touchdowns with 700 yards passing, four passing scores and one interception as the team finished 4-5.

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

Smith has helped lead the Buffaloes to a 2-1 start on the hardwood. He scored nine points in their 51-41 loss to Kearney, Neb. in the opening round of the Hays City Shootout. Smith had 20 points and 11 rebounds in their 63-53 win over Great Bend and had six points in their 45-36 win over Riley County in the fourth-place game.

Smith has a 3.1 GPA and plans to major in business or communications.

Smith is a two-time Telegram all-area selection and was named the Western Athletic Conference's Player of the Year in 2007.

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