CB Smith Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Commitment

Rutgers football received some much-needed depth at the cornerback position Monday morning when Maitland (Fla.) Orangewood Christian cornerback Waynedriko Smith made the call at the end of his official visit. Smith committed to Rutgers before heading home and spoke in-depth with ScarletReport.com about his choice.

Cornerback depth took a step toward improvement for Rutgers Monday morning with the verbal commitment of 6-foot, 170-pound Waynedriko Smith of Maitland (Fla.) Orangewood Christian. Smith was one of the key visitors at Rutgers over the weekend, and said it was an easy decision when meeting with coach Kyle Flood and the staff Monday.

"It feels really great," Smith said. "I like the football program a lot and how they do things. They're moving to the Big Ten next year, so that makes it very exciting. They also have great coaches."

Smith raved about the Rutgers official visit experience with a handful of "unforgettable moments." Not swept away by the glitz and glamor of the official visit, Smith said the time with his future teammates sold him.

"Who wouldn't want to see the team that you commit to come out with a big win and go to a bowl game?" Smith said. "My favorite part of the visit was being at the football game, and watching the players. I spent time with the football players after the game, and that was pretty much it."

The glamour was perfectly enjoyable as well, however.

"The snow was great," Smith said of a Sunday night trip to Manhattan. "I've never seen snow before. That was an incredible experience."

Junior running back Savon Huggins hosted Smith on the visit, and the two got along well.

"We bonded," Smith said. "We talked about what I can expect going to school there. We talked about weight training and that stuff."

Smith said he does not plan on taking other visits.

"I'm going to bring Rutgers whatever I can do for the team," Smith said. "That's pretty much it. I'm going to work hard. I'm going to be ready."

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