Recruiting updates - Anthony Hoke, Trumaine Smith

We have quick updates on two Ohio prospects - Warren Harding's Anthony Hoke and Warrensville Heights's Trumaine Smith.

Anthony Hoke of Warren (OH) Harding is starting to get the attention of a big-time Big Ten program as Michigan has contacted him for film.

"The defensive coordinator's calling," Hoke said.

Hoke lists offers from Miami (OH), Toledo, Bowling Green, Ohio U, Indiana, and Cincinnati. He just recently went to see the Michigan vs. Indiana game and is hoping to get an offer from the Wolverines.

"That is who I am waiting on," he said. "They have been talking to me. They just asked for tape last week."

Hoke, who ran a 4.55 at the Miami (OH) camp, has been instrumental in the success of Harding, who is unbeaten and one of the highest-rated teams in America.

"I've got three sacks this year at defensive end. Everyone is recruiting me as a middle linebacker, but I haven't played there," he said.

This year, the best player he's seen is a junior offensive lineman who has already committed to play at Ohio State.

"Alex Boone was the best player I played against," he said. "He was difficult to beat."

Hoke hasn't thought about a major yet and will be taking his test later this month.

Warrensville Heights, OH WR Trumaine Smith has great physical tools for his position, and a few schools have taken notice.

"I'm set to go to Toledo in December," he said. "Toledo has offered. Indiana said they're going to offer but they never put anything in writing. Michigan and Michigan State have been asking for film.

"I will be going to the Toledo versus Eastern Michigan game"

It was important for Smith to have a big year this year since he was not in a passing offense in previous years, but it hasn't gone too well for Warrensville Heights.

"We've had a rough year," he said. "We're 1-6 and having quarterback problems."

"We had a quarterback change. I've got 24 catches for 390 yards. That's 18 yards per catch.

"I'm just not getting a lot of balls thrown my way."

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