One of Ohio's most intriguing prospects is Warrensville Heights wide receiver Trumaine Smith. Smith has tremendous measurement numbers for a WR (6-4, 187, 4.39 ran independently timed), but he does not play in a passing offense so he only caught 15 passes last year. Despite that, he has the eye of many big time programs as he has been hearing from all the Big Ten, especially Ohio State, and he says Iowa is all over him as well.
"Iowa is really recruiting me hard," he said.
Camps will be important for Trumaine since he'll get a chance to get out and show what he can do, and it sounds like he'll be extremely busy this summer.
"I will definitely be going to the Ohio State senior camp," he said. "I will be going with Coach Ginn (Cleveland Glenville) this summer to a number of camps."
"I was going to camp at Florida but they didn't get me the information in time."
He's also going up to the Ann Arbor Nike camp this weekend and is excited to get there. "Me and my coach are going up Friday night so we don't have to rush on Saturday," he said.
"This camp's been on my calendar since February."
Trumaine's speed is one of his most outstanding physical attributes. In a recent meet at Orrville, he ran a 10.7 100 in the semifinals, and in the finals, his block slipped but he ran a 10.9 and still won. He is working out a lot and may play QB this year to get the ball in his hands more.
"I'm working on getting bigger," he said. "I'm working with a personal trainer in Euclid."
OSU doesn't seem to be concerned with his bulk though.
"Coach Daniels at Ohio State said not to worry about it and the last thing I need to worry about is my weight," Trumaine said.
Trumaine lists his favorite player as Randy Moss and is a very likeable person. Trumaine thinks he will wait to make a decision; he has consulted ex-teammate David Patterson, and David said that was a good idea.