Smith to Camp at Rutgers

WARMINSTER, Pa. — While watching teammates Brandon Peoples and Frank Taylor make their college decisions, Archbishop Wood safety Nate Smith told he intends to camp at Rutgers at the end of the month. Smith, a three-star safety with five verbal offers, updated his recruiting journey and went in-depth on what he expects out of Rutgers camp.

WARMINSTER, Pa. — Like Nate Smith's five Division I classmates, he wants to make his college decision before the start of football this fall.

Unlike four already committed teammates and a fifth — Brandon Arcidiacono — who is focused on a few schools, Smith is still wide open.

"It has been a cool couple months with all my teammates deciding," Smith said. "I wanted to jump in and make mine too, but I'm not sure yet. I'm not ready."

Smith said he holds verbal scholarship offers from South Carolina, West Virginia, Michigan State, Temple and Toledo. He is also in frequent contact with Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Cincinnati, he said, and has an interest in Rutgers because of teammate Desmon Peoples.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Smith is "definitely" a safety at the next level, he said.

"I like safety," Smith said. "I feel comfortable there. I'm good at the reads. I'm good at reading plays. I can come up to hit and I can play for the deep ball. I'm very versatile."

Smith, who said he has no leaders, will camp at Rutgers at the end of the month.

"I just want to meet the coaches," Smith said. "Get a feel for the campus. We have talked some, but I want to talk a lot more. I obviously want to earn an offer too."

Peoples, who committed to Rutgers two months ago, will join Smith at Rutgers' camp.

"I'll be up there with Nate," Peoples said. "It should be a good time. I go when I can. [I will] just have a little chill day with the players and the coaches and just have fun."

Watching Peoples, Colin Thompson, Frank Taylor and Brandon Peoples make their decisions, Smith said he looks forward to his chance.

Ideally, he will make an announcement on a Saturday this summer with friends and family in attendance. The time will be "when it feels right."

"I'm so happy for all of my teammates," Smith said. "I think mine might be different though. I'm not sure how I'm going to do it. I just want my family and friends to be there. That's all that matters."

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