Smith learning more about Nebraska

This Ohio product is now playing junior college football down South, but that hasn't stopped Nebraska from being interested.

Nebraska has already landed two verbal commitments from Ohio products in the 2013 class and are working on a few more. The list included wide receiver Corey Smith, who is now playing junior college football at East Mississippi.

The former 3-star wide receiver from Buchtel high school has offers from Nebraska, Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Washington, and West Virginia.

Earlier today, Nebraska secondary coach Terry Joseph was in Smith's neck of the woods, while hitting the Mississippi junior college circuit.

"I think he was down this way, but I didn't see him here," said Smith, who explained his current relationship with the Huskers. "Right now, Nebraska is level out with the rest of the top schools. I'm just trying to talk to everyone, that includes Nebraska. I'm learning more about them right now.

"I know they are a really good program and the academics are really great there. I really try to talk to the coaches from there as much as I can."

Smith, 6-foot, 190 pounds, visited Ohio State over the weekend for the Buckeyes spring game.

"Things went real good today," Smith told Fox Sports Next's Bill Greene. "They told me when grades come out for me in May they will offer, if things are good. They just want to be sure about the academics. It would mean a lot to me, having the opportunity to come back home and play."

So what is the junior college product looking for in a school?

"I'm open to playing anywhere in the country. I just want to play early and make an impact and find a system that I can catch the ball," Smith said. "I'm really looking for somewhere where I feel comfortable."

Smith says at the moment he's not sure if a Nebraska visit will happen, but it's a possibility. Currently he has no plans to make a decision anytime soon.

"I am going to take my time with everything and be sure I get all of my class work together, so I can get out in December," Smith told Fox Sports Next. "I am pretty happy with how everything is going right now."

The wide receiver says he's a very good route runner and "more quick than fast."

"I really can read zones and have a high football IQ. I really feel like I'm an all-around wide receiver."

Stay with Big Red Report as we continue to monitor recruiting for the 2013 class.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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