Ohio DE Likes Pitt

Euclid (OH) High School's Darius Smith knows big-time college football, being the younger brother of current Ohio State Buckeye, Brandon Smith.

Despite having tremendous size and a decent junior year that saw him make 36 solo tackles from the defensive end spot, Smith has not seen a tremendous amount of college activity.

"I have offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo and Akron," Smith said. "I am very excited about being offered by all of those schools because they are all my first offers. I'd say they are my top schools right now, as well as Michigan State and Pittsburgh"

"Michigan State at one point had said they really liked me and were talking about offering, but I haven't heard from them much since," added Smith.

At 6-foot-3 and close to 210 pounds, Smith says recruiters like his athleticism and speed at the end spot, a place he feels he can really become a player at the next level. "I'm a very fast player," Smith suggested, "I'm very good at running in the open field and getting to the opposite side of the field. I'm a very smart player, as well."

Smith says distance will not play a factor in his decision, but academics will. He hopes to make a decision soon.


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