Smith On The Rise

Bonham, TX athlete Dra Smith was one of the top performers at a recent TCU camp.

Want to find one of the more electrifying playmakers in North Texas? Head north to Bonham, home of the Purple Warriors and you will find athlete Dra Smith.

A starter since his freshman year for the Warriors, Smith can just about do it all on the football field whether on offense or defense. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder led his team to their first playoff appearance since 2005 and was tabbed district 12-3A's Most Valuable Player after playing quarterback and free safety.

Smith is currently getting interest from the likes of Oklahoma State, SMU, Rice, UTSA, Arkansas and has an offer from New Mexico.

"They offered me as an athlete," Smith said of New Mexico.

TCU is another program that has shown Smith interest since last season and he recently attended a Frogs' satellite camp in Plano. He left as one of the camp's top performers on the day.

"Overall I think I did good," he said of his performance in Plano. "The receivers only had one catch against me so I shut them down pretty good."

Smith says the coaches told him to keep working on his speed and agility and he will continue to be on their radar. The rising prospect says the Frogs continue to show steady interest.

"They've been sending letters and talking to my coaches," he said of TCU.

Smith has a little familiarity with TCU, most of that coming from his friendship with current runningback Waymon James.

"I know Waymon James, he and I are close because my QB coach used to coach him," he said.

Smith says he will attend camps at UTSA, Baylor and Oklahoma later this summer.


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