Josh Smiley a 6-foot-3, 220 pound linebacker/defensive end from Milton High School committed to coach Leavitt and the Bulls over the weekend. He chose South Florida over Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, FAMU, and Tulane. Smiley who was a three-year Letterman at Milton HS, was named Second Team All-State, played in the Regional All-Star Game and the All-State All-Star North-South Game, he was also selected as a Santa Rosa Super Senior,
Head football coach Mike McMillion who coached Smiley since ninth grade said " he's a wonderful kid who carries himself well, and has no baggage" he added " He is a solid player, and with his great dimensions, he can get as big as he wants to."
Josh Smiley on why he chose USF?
" I really liked everything about the school, the campus and the coaches. Also, my education had a big factor in it, and when it came down to it, this is where I wanted to spend the next 3 to 4 years"
Who was your Host?
"George Selvie, I knew him from pine forest HS"
What was your Highlight of your trip?
"Well I really liked the City, but my highlight actually was seeing the facilities, they were incredible"
What are your Grades?
"I have a 2.9 GPA and I got a 21 on my ACT"
What position will you be playing at USF?
" Well I played mostly outside Linebacker and some defensive end in HS, and will play OLB or DE at USF as well."
What would you say your best asset is?
"my quickness, I have good burst and reaction"
Is there anything you like to improve on?
"Well I run a 4.7, but I know I can improve on my overall speed"
When will you be enrolling at USF?
"probably in the summer."
What will you do to stay in shape until then?
" Same thing I do now, I just got back from running the stadium, and work out every day"
So how do you feel about your decision?
" I'm very excited, and happy I made my choice, I feel bad when the other coaches call me and I tell them that I'm committed to USF, they sound so discouraged, but I know I made the right decision"