The following information was revealed during our interview with Chris Smelley:
How is your season going?
"We had an amazing game on Friday. We won 41-40 against the defending state
champs. We got the ball with one minute left and down by six. We scored on a 25
yard pass to tie the game. Then we ended up kicking a field goal to win the game.
It was best game I have probably ever been involved in."
your stats for the game and the season? "I threw for 308 yards, and I think
that puts me at a little over 2,100 yards for the season. I have 34 TD's and 2
What most have you improved on this season? "I really
worked hard in the offseason. I worked on my arm strength, accuracy, and consistency.
This is our second year under this system, and our offense has really gelled.
It really is my teammates, really."
Been on any recent college recruiting
trips? "I took an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend. I just got back
Anybody come with you? "My dad and brother came. David Kindred
(Ole Miss baseball commit), a good friend of mine from school, was also there."
this your first visit to Ole Miss? "I went up there for their camp, but this
was my first game of theirs to see."
What did you learn? "Well,
I had never been to one of their games, and it was a great one to see. They had
a few things not go their way or they would have won. The crowd was really into
it and I liked the atmosphere. I got to eat at Oxford Steakhouse with Coaches
Mazzone and Orgeron after the game. I really enjoyed that."
your father's thoughts? "He was really impressed too. Dad enjoyed sitting
down and talking to their coaches. We had all of our questions answered. It really
Which questions did you have? "We wanted to look
at their offense. I wanted to see how I would hit in their offensive scheme. I
think I match up perfectly with what they need. I also wanted to get to know their
staff, so getting that one on one time really helped. I really liked both coaches,
Mazzone and Orgeron. I wanted to see what they are going to do to get their program
on the rise, and after seeing everything for myself, I really think they are going
to get there."
Where does Ole Miss now stand with you ? "Oh,
they are definitely one of my favorite schools. I still want to take a few more
trips first, but they are definitely one of my top teams."
you want to visit? "I am definitely going to visit Louisville. I am not sure
on the date yet, but I am going. I will also probably visit Louisville."
else in the picture? "Ole Miss, Louisville, South Carolina, and Alabama are
the main ones."
Which colleges have now given you a scholarship offer?
"Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tulane, LSU, Memphis, Louisville, and Oregon."
Chris Smelley takes in official at Ole Miss
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