2016 DB high on SMU

2016 Bush defensive back Javian Smith took an unofficial visit to SMU and came away impressed he told Matt.

Bush (Richmond, Tex.) cornerback Javian Smith recently received an offer from SMU. The Mustangs join Houston, Fresno State and Sam Houston State on the list of Smith’s offers. The offer from SMU came as a minor shock for Smith.

“I was surprised when I was offered because I didn’t know they were looking at me,” Smith said.

Although Smith’s recruiting process is just picking up, SMU sits at the top of his list.

“SMU is number one right now,” he said. “I visited last week. They have a nice campus, they’re upgrading their facilities, and their education is good because I want to study something like kinesiology or education.”

While Smith still has time to think about his college career, he already sees a bright future at SMU.

“Coach Morris is recruiting a lot of good people and they should be good this year,” he said. “Me and (2016 commit) David Moore can come in and have an AAC takeover.”

One of Smith’s biggest factors for his college decision is that he wants to stay close to home so his parents can come to games. While there are a couple of closer schools that have offered him, SMU is closer than several schools that are showing him interest.

“I’m starting to hear from Kansas, Oregon State, TCU and Texas Tech,” he said. “TCU wants to recruit me hard.”

Going into his senior season, Smith has several goals that he wants to reach with the help of coach Van Malone.

“I want to get bigger, faster, and stronger,” he said. “I also want to work on the fundamentals that coach Malone wants me to improve on.”

Smith also wants to be active in his community and finish high school strong academically.

While he continues his recruiting process, Smith plans to keep a close eye on the Mustangs this fall.

“I’m eager to see what they do against Baylor and TCU,” he said. “It could dictate their season because if they can hang with them, they can hang with anybody in the AAC.”

Although he likes talking with schools across the country, he is not taking anything for granted.

“I’m blessed that I get the chance to talk with coaches,” he said. “Some people don’t get that chance.”

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