College recruiters are looking for prospects that can run that are explosive and are versatile. If this was a wanted ad, J. R. Smith is the applicant that the college recruiters are looking for.
Smith is one of the state's best football and basketball players. In football, he lists (in order) Clemson, Virginia, Maryland, Iowa, and South Carolina. He has scholarship offers from Iowa, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Clemson. In basketball, he lists Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, Seton Hall, and Miami as his favorites. Some recruiting services have him listed as a top 100 basketball prospect.
When asked which sport he prefers, he says basketball. However, he wants to attend a school that will allow him to play both sports.
Smith would like to leave the state of New Jersey for college and is looking for the warmer weather of the south. His college decision will be based on playing time.
He plans on majoring in construction management or history.
He has no plans on attending any football camps. But he plans to attend the ABCD and NBA-Richmond high school basketball camps.
We will check back with him later this summer.
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com