As a monthly feature, we will be bringing you recruiting journals from some of the best football players in the country. For this week's installment, Davon Smart will discuss some of his experiences over the past few months. You can expect another top recruit to provide us with a recruiting journal for the next three weeks. This should continue until National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Enjoy and as always, we treasure your feedback. Please e-mail me at Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: firstname.lastname@example.org to provide comments or ideas for additional features.
Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey has produced a number of Division IA players over the past 15 years. Former Hackensack stars have attended Iowa, Colorado, Rutgers, and Virginia. Davon Smart (CB/RB, 5'10"-190lbs, 4.4 forty) is one of four Division IA prospects in the current senior class. His combination of speed, quickness, and the versatility to play either CB or RB makes him one of the best football players in the state of New Jersey.
Davon Smart's April Recruiting Journal
Right now I'm running track. I lift weights 4 days a week. On my free time, I go out and catch some passes and do some running back drills.
For now, this seems to be the fun time period of recruiting. This is a time where I will find out what schools that are really interested in me. It's good to get letters but they really don't mean a thing if no college coaches come to visit you or if you don't have any scholarships. So this is the time period where I really get to know the schools and the coaches.
As far as camps and combines, I will attend the Nike Camp at Penn State on May 15. I also will attend the Rivals Camp at Giants Stadium on May 5.
Michigan has sent a lot of letters and they also visited me on the 21st of April. Schools such as Michigan State, Boston College, Virginia, Rutgers, Iowa, NC State, Maryland, Penn State, Syracuse, Wisconsin, and Pitt have all send me a lot of letters.
I like to read the letters from the schools. I like to read motivation. I learn a lot from the motivation letters. Letters that schools send that congratulate me on my game with my stats also attract my attention because it tells me they did a little bit of research.
That wasn't just a print up that every kid gets.
At this point, I don't have a favorite and I haven't started to narrow down my schools. I'm still waiting to see what schools will offer me in May.
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