Emerging DB Names Purdue

Eddie Smith, a 6-foot, 190-pound, athlete, from Oak Forest, Ill., is a prospect that emerged this past spring in the Land of Lincoln. Smith flashed some athletic ability at combines and he's ready for a break-out senior season.

"I transferred to Oak Forest from a school in Washington State," Eddie Smith told the Boiler Sports Report.

"I was originally at Rogers high school in Spokane and I started on the varsity at that school as a freshman and as a sophomore. I didn't play football as a junior because the Illinois High School Association ruled me ineligible.

"I don't live with my blood family, I live with a family in Oak Forest that I consider my family. I'm eligible to play this year and I can't wait to get on the football field. It's been a long time coming and I'm ready to show what I can do."

Smith couldn't play in a game in 2006 but he was able to practice and get reps on the scout team. Eddie has been hitting the weights hard in the off-season and schools have been keeping in touch.

"I've been getting a ton of letters but no scholarship offers yet." Smith said. "I like Montana a lot. I also like the Midwest and schools like Illinois, Northern Illinois, Illinois State, Purdue and Indiana.

"I went to a one-day camp at Illinois but that was pretty much it because it was getting expensive. I plan on graduating early so that's a bonus. I'll be able to get on campus early and get a head start on the rest of the recruiting staff."

Things look good for Smith in the classroom as he claims a 2.6 GPA and a 23 ACT test score.

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