Sometimes Division I college football recruiting is like the old game show "Let's Make A Deal," the show where contestant can trade something they have already won for what is in a box or behind a big door on stage. Sometimes it was a car, and other times it was a mule. It cuts both ways with schools offering players and taking some over others.
It happens with recruits who might commit one place and then when a bigger or more prestigious school comes along then they make the switch. Plano, Texas offensive guard prospect Kadarius Smith is committed to SMU, but since his pledge to the Ponies he has received an offer from Oklahoma State. The Cowboys could be the big curtain and what's behind it for the 6-4, 275-pound Smith.
It seems he went to an Oklahoma State camp and caught the attention of the OSU staff including offensive line coach Greg Adkins.
"It was really nice of them to offer me," Smith said. "I am really proud that a school like Oklahoma State would show me that kind of attention. I'm really proud of that offer."
But is Oklahoma State the kind of school that can make Smith forget SMU? He also had an offer from Texas Tech and several other non-Power Five conference schools. We'll get back to his intentions here in a minute.
So far, Smith has played well and done nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the schools that have offered. Plano has scored some points including 28 last Friday in a loss to Lewisville Hebron in overtime 35-28. Plano opened up with a win at Tyler John Tyler and they also have a win over Irving MacArthur.
"Yes, last Friday we lost in overtime," Smith said. "I'm playing well but we need to get back to practice this week and get ready."
They sure do because Friday is a trip to Allen, Texas to take on that beast of a team.
Now back to recruiting where Smith said he won't do anything for while.
"I've put recruiting in the background," he said. "I'm focused in on what I need to be and playing the season. I'll be able to focus in on it them. I'm still committed to SMU, but Oklahoma State is a school that I will consider. Get back to me here in a couple of months.