Summer Decision For Smith

With ten scholarship offers already on the table, and more likely to come after his performance at Scout.com's All-American Combine, Jay Smith is one of the bigger, newer rising stars in the 2007 recruiting class.

With ten scholarship offers already on the table, and more likely to come after his performance at Scout.com's All-American Combine, Jay Smith is one of the bigger, newer rising stars in the 2007 recruiting class.

Smith, a 6-foot-2 190-pound wide receiver from Virginia Beach (N.C.) Kempsville, holds offers from Akron, East Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Schools like Notre Dame and Michigan State appear poised to join the aforementioned group in the very near future.

Not fazed by the influx of recruiting attention, Smith is maintaining a level head and keeping his options open. However, the family connection with N.C. State might give the Wolfpack a slight edge early on.

"No schools in particular [are sticking out]. I'm just waiting and weighing all the possible options with my family and seeing what's the best fit," said Smith. "My dad played [at N.C. State] and most likely I'm going to want to play where my dad played. But, we're all going to sit down and come up to a decision altogether as family."

According to his father, the goal is for Smith to make a verbal commitment sometime in July to alleviate recruiting pressures and allow Smith to focus just on his senior football season this fall.

Before deciding, Smith will make plenty of unofficial visits with trips to Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida State in the works.

Last summer Smith attended N.C. State's camp, but will skip out on the entire college camping scene to avoid possible injury.

Sunday Smith earned MVP honors at the All-American combine with a well rounded performance. After recruiting one of the better 40-yard dash times of 4.47 seconds, Smith simply dominated opposing cornerbacks in one-on-one passing drills.

As a junior, Smith was named to the All-Beach Second Team after a solid season, which also led to his rise as a recruit.


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