Lions High On 4-Star Tyreke Smith's List

Four-star junior Tyreke Smith holds 14 offers to date and more could be headed his way. One of his earliest offers was from Penn State, and the Nittany Lions remain high on his list.

Even though he is currently out of action due to a leg injury, four-star defensive end Tyreke Smith has certainly drawn the attention of college recruiters.

Despite playing football this year for the first time since sixth grade, Smith has attracted 14 offers and has several other top programs showing interest.

Penn State was one of the first schools to offer Smith, and the Nittany Lions have continued to recruit the Cleveland Heights 2018 prospect vigorously.

"I've been trying to get out and see as many schools as I can. I was at Clemson last week and I will be at Ohio State this weekend," Smith stated. "I definitely want to get back to Penn State again, because they've been there from the start. I visited there last summer and really liked it." 

"They're one of my favorites for sure and my relationships are great with all of their coaches," he added. "They're near the top of my list for sure, but I don't have one favorite school right now. To me, it's all about relationships and where I feel most comfortable."

"I can't wait to get back on campus again, and I'm excited to see a game there," he continued. "I'm being recruited by (defensive backs coach) Terry Smith and he's been to my school to see me. I also like Coach (James) Franklin a lot and we get along real well." 

Smith is currently rehabbing his injury, and is hoping to be back on the field before the season ends.

"I broke a bone in my leg and will be out a few more weeks," he explained. "It happened at practice earlier this year, but I'm healing just fine." 


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