Smith impressed with TCU defense

Frisco Centennial defensive end Kevin Smith is on TCU's wish list.

Frisco (TX) Centennial defensive end Kevin Smith committed to Baylor several months ago but that hasn't stopped additional programs from pursuing the nation's No. 33 rated defensive end.

Among the schools continuing that pursuit is TCU, who was one of the first to offer Smith and although he remains committed to the Bears, he appears to be listening to what the Frogs have to say.

Smith made his way over to TCU last weekend with teammate and TCU commit Ranthony Texada to watch the Horned Frogs take on #1 Kansas State.

"It was pretty nice, they had the stadium filled up and it was loud and everything," Smith said. "The other games weren't as full as that one; it was packed in that game."

The Frogs held Kansas State to a season-low 23 points on the night and were led by great play from the Frogs' defensive line. Smith noticed the play of both of TCU's defensive ends; Stansly Maponga and Devonte Fields.

"They played good defense, it was impressive," Smith said. "Maponga and Devonte Fields stood out on defense above anyone else."

Smith had a chance to visit briefly with the coaches prior to kickoff and the message from TCU remains the same. They'd like Smith's services.

"I talked with Coach Sharp before the game," he said. "He was just saying that they really want me and that they're really interested in me."

Centennial finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and will open the playoffs this Friday against 7-3 West Mesquite. Smith, who finished the regular season with 13 sacks, knows the defense has a tough challenge in containing Wrangler's sophomore quarterback Chason Virgil.

"They have a good quarterback, he's a good athlete that likes to run around a lot," he said.

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