Smith has Nebraska offer

Reggie Smith is getting the attention that is due to him. He has started on the varsity squad at free-safety since his freshman year. Last year as a junior he led Sante Fe High School to the 6A title game starting both ways. He primarily played free safety, running back and wide receiver, but he also took some snaps as a quarterback.

Reggie Smith was named the 2003 Offensive Player of the Year by the Daily Oklahoman after leading his team to a state runner-up season last year. The Edmond, Okla. stand-out is carrying four very big offers so far.

"I'm up to four offers," Smith said. "Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Kansas State and Nebraska. Nebraska just offered me last Friday."

Although Reggie is carrying four offers he is still looking at some other schools outside his offers. His favorites include the four schools that have offered and four schools that haven't.

"I don't really have a firm list of favorites. I like all of the schools that have offered I like some outside of the schools that have offered. I am also interested in USC, Notre Dame, UCLA and Florida."

When it comes down to making his decision he is looking at academics first. Then Smith will look at the campus environment and the athletic program.

One team that is peaking his interest is Nebraska right now for various reasons. Few schools have gone through as much change so far this year and none seem to have as much change left to implement.

"I'm interested in seeing on how they are going to do. I am used to seeing them running the option. I used to watch Eric Crouch back there. He ran it so well."

The busy season kicks off for Reggie as soon as school ends. He is planning on camping at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, probably Texas A&M, USC and UCLA while is out there and will probably make it for a day to a Nebraska camp.

Last season Reggie compiled 963 yds rushing, 491 yds receiving with 20 TDs total. On the other side of the ball he had 73 tackles nine interceptions.

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