Smith Checks Out Missouri On Visit

ShowMeMizzou.com has been checking in with the many visitors to the Missouri Tigers junior day event held this past Saturday, and we continue with a speedy athlete who continues to be on the rise nationally.

Among the top prospects who attended Missouri's junior day last weekend was Francis Howell 2015 Athlete Sutton Smith 6'0" 197 4.46 forty.

Smith is a prospect who could play multiple positions on either offense of defense on the next level.

While he could very easily play running back in college, he also has the skill and athleticism to excel at slot receiver or safety.  

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with him following his day spent in Columbia.

"It was good," said Smith when asked about his Mizzou junior day experience. " I liked the stability of the coaching staff, the expansion of their facilities, the academic support they provide their student athletes and success of their program over the past 5 years. I enjoyed meeting several of the coaches including Cornel Ford and Gary Pinkel. It was also good to hear that the team's goal is to win national championships."

Smith had a good conversation with his recruiting coach, Cornell Ford, and came away with a pretty good idea of where things stand with him and the Tigers as far as his recruitment goes.

His versatility as a player and help may help him in the long run, as scholarships are limited at the moment.

""When I talked with Coach Ford, he told me they like my versatility & I'm on several places on their board. I also learned they only have about 16 scholarships available for the 2015 class at the moment, so they're going to be very selective right now. I got the sense that if I get an offer, it won't happen until after the 1-day and team camp this summer, or possibly later during in my senior year."

When asked what the highlight of the day was, Sutton mentioned how impressed he was with Coach Pinkel.

"Probably when Coach Pinkle came over an introduced himself to me an my parents," he said.

Smith attended Alabama's Elite junior day on February 1st, and was told that they are recruiting him as an athlete.

Up next for him will be Arkansas this weekend, followed by trips to Tennessee, Kansas State and TCU on his spring schedule so far.


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