Some atheletes can attract attention from big name schools even when they aren't at their best. For Arik Smith, he's been playing out of position, and now, he said he needs to show coaches what he can really do on the football field.
"They said they were interested and like my tape, but since I played out of position at Gilman, they can't project what I'd look like at inside linebacker so they want me to go to a camp," Smith said after visiting Syracuse Saturday.
Smith, who has been playing outside linebacker has still generated interest from Syracuse. The class of 2017 recruit said after touring the facilities that he described as "awesome" was when he got to speak to the coaches one-on-one.
"They seemed to be well accommodating," he said. "I talked to coach Tom and Mike the most. They were really cool."
Even without an offer in hand, Smith still ranks Syracuse high on his list, saying "It's in good standings. I like the school."