“Rutgers was here today (Monday), Coach McDaniels, and I have been talking with a lot to Northwestern. They both may be close to offering,” said Smith. “Depending on what offers I get, I might be making my decision soon, so I wouldn’t be looking to camp this summer, as of now I plan on going to Nebraska.”
Over the weekend, Smith participated in The Opening Chicago. Scout.com was on hand and National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu liked what he saw.
“He is consistent, but his velocity has improved over the last year since we first started seeing him,” said Trieu. “He's on the verge of more power-five offers and they are well deserved.”
Smith talked about his day.
“I felt like I did well,” said Smith. “There were some aspects of my game that I thought I could improve on, but other than that, I thought I did well.”
The junior also shared how his velocity has improved over the last nine months.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say it was my arm strength, but I have been working on using my body in my throws,” said Smith. “I could throw about 55 to 60 yards before. Now that I’m putting everything together, my footwork and my core, it has become a lot less effortless to throw than it used to be.”
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback has already visited Lincoln once and while a second trip is scheduled, it’s not a certainty.
“I have been talking with Coach Hughes in my area,” said Smith. “They want to see me at camp. I’m trying to get Coach (Danny) Langsdorf to come out and watch me throw. Other than that, it’s more of a dream to play there than a reality. I could make that a reality, but it would involve a lot of traveling. I want to get out there and have fun at camp, to see if I could get that offer, but I’m really spending more time looking at the Rutgers, Northwestern, and Boston College recruitment.”