Smith Enjoys Camp Experience

ATH Curtis Smith of Cleveland Glenville was one of several outstanding prospects to attend OSU Senior Advanced Camp this weekend. We caught up with him to talk about what he took from the experience and how things are going with recruiting.

Cleveland Glenville defensive lineman Curtis Smith was among the contingent of Tarblooders in attendance at Sunday's senior advanced camp.

Smith (6-2, 250, 4.68) said he enjoyed his time competing against Ohio's top prospects, even though they were non-contact drills.

"It was a lot of fun to rush against guys like (OSU verbal) Alex Boone," Smith said. "I really tried to test myself going up against him. I beat him once or twice."

Smith said he was happy with his camp showing.

"I broke my all-time record with a 4.21 in the shuttle," he said. "I ran a 4.8 40 with spikes on. Then, when I put my track shoes on, I slipped. I kept running and had a 5.0 or something.

"They really like me. I guess I put a show on for them. I felt like I did pretty good."

Smith, one of the state's top 15 prospects according to Ohio High, has also attended camps at Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ball State.

He said Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Akron and Indiana had already offered. He understands that more schools would be in on him if he improves his academic standing. His GPA is in the 2.3 range and he needs to improve on his ACT score after his first test.

"Yeah, I know if I get that taken care of a whole lot more schools will be offering," Smith said.

Smith said he and his Glenville teammates like Jamario O'Neal and Freddie Lenix are looking forward to a big senior year.

"We've got a lot of big games," Smith said. "That Warren Harding game is one I am really looking forward to. We've never beaten Mentor in my time on the varsity. We've got to get them, too."

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