After dominating Freshman and Sophomore seasons, class of 2012 Wimberley running back Dennis Smith has garnered the attention of several top programs around the region. Among that attention is a verbal scholarship offer from Texas A&M.
Despite nagging hamstring problems, the 6-foot-1, 209 pounder ran for over 1,800 yards on his way to All-District honors last year as a sophomore. "My Sophomore season was pretty fun. I started off with some hamstring problems; that was never good. I got better towards the end of district play, and was at about full health in the playoffs. I felt I had a good season aside from the injury." Athletic success appears to be a priority for Smith as football is not the only sport Smith excels in, "I am actually at Regionals for track right now. Unfortunately, I pulled my hamstring again but my relay team did very well."
Local college programs have taken note of the rising star, including one in particular that has Smith's eye. "Coach Sherman at A&M verbally offered me. An early offer is always a big plus and when I visited for the Spring game I fell in love. College Station felt like home. Not too big, not too small, not too many places to get in trouble. They treated me very well and I really liked it."
While Texas A&M is currently the only school to have offered Smith, many other programs have shown significant interest. "I've been at Tech and Oklahoma's camps every other summer and I will be hitting LSU's this summer. These programs have already shown interest in me and I want to solidify my skills with them. We start Spring practice this week and Texas is coming to see me. I am excited about that."
Smith plans to verbally commit to a school soon after his junior season.
Ags Move On 2012 Wimberley Running Back
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