CJ Smith, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida, is that lasted Oregon target and was offered by the Ducks last Thursday evening. We spoke to Smith, a 4-star safety prospect, about his interest in Oregon and about his recruitment.
Hello CJ congrats on Duck offer!
CJS: Thanks a lot, truly appreciate.
When did you get the offer? Which coach have you been in contact? Was the offer a surprise, or have the Ducks been recruiting you for a while?
CJS: I received the offer Thursday evening from Coach Mario Cristobal.
What did you, and Coach Cristobal discuss, have the Ducks been recruiting you for a while or was the offer a surprise?
CJS: It was a surprising offer, I hold 21 offers.
What do you know about the Duck, what do you need to learn more about the school?
CJS: The football program and I'd like to know more about their academic facilities.
How much interest in Oregon do you have? Do you have any schools that you know will get one or your five official visits?
CJS: I've had a lot of interest in Oregon since a little kid. UF (Florida) and Oregon so far, they are the only two as of now.
Do you have any plans for the spring?
CJS: I'm visiting UF in the spring.
What about Oregon had your interest as a kid? Have you been to Oregon/West Coast before, how big of a factor will distance be for you and your family?
CJS: I loved LaMichael James; I have never been on the West Coast before; but I think it wouldn't be that big of a factor.
As far as measurable's, what is your current height/weight/bench/squat/ and forty time?
CJS: 6-3, 195; bench: 245; squat: 400.
What position do you want to play in college?
CJS: l would love to play both, but I don't know quite yet.
Do you know some of the Florida high school kids that just committed to Oregon, Darrian McNeal, Bruce Judson, or Jordon Scott?
CJS: Yea I know Bruce Judson, very cool kid.
Have you talked with him at all since he committed?
CJS: Nah, I haven't contacted him.
Do you play any other sports? Do you have plans for camps this summer/spring?
CJS: I played basketball in middle, but after that it was only football, I been playing football my whole life though. Not any camps, just staying healthy, and in shape.
Thanks for your time.