"It's tough as a QB. If they don't consider you as one of the elite kids, everyone wants to watch you live in camp," said Buck Smith.
Buck will narrow his list down after camps, then he'll have a clearer picture as to where he may be looking at. Pittsburgh, Virginia, West Virginia, and Marshall are all probable camp stops. Buck has taken unofficial trips to Pittsburgh, Virginia, Connecticut, Yale, Princeton, and Penn.
At the Nike Combine at Penn State, Smith more than held his own against highly touted QBs such as Domenic Natale and Nick Worzel. He has also attended the North East Sports Combine at Rutgers and the Maryland Junior Combine.
During his junior campaign, Buck completed 53% of his passes for 770 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also scored 2 touchdowns on the ground.
Buck took a visit to Pittsburgh back in March and fell in love with the school, as did his parents.
"Coach Harris is a total class act. I loved the campus, and the facilities are first rate. I would love to play there."
Could a Panther commitment be eminent?
"If they offer it would be tough to pass up, that's for sure."
The Panthers have offered Christian Brothers Academy QB Greg Paulus from New York, widely thought of as the best in the Atlantic Region. But he has committed to Duke to play basketball. It has become public knowledge that Greg is rethinking the whole thing out and may not be solid with his plans. He may eventually elect to go somewhere to play football.
Billy Stull, the local QB from Seton LaSalle, will camp at Pittsburgh and is almost certain to earn an offer from the hometown team. Will he accept?
Drew Willy, from Randolph High School in New Jersey, is also interested in Pittsburgh and may camp here as well.
Worzel and Natale have shown varying degrees of interest in the Panthers. So, after camp, the QB picture should be a little easier to read. Or, it may be even tougher to draw a bead on.
Will camp at Pittsburgh
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