East Texas DB Offered

Recently there's been a wave of East Texas talent picking up offers. Add this Marshall High School defensive back to it, and Texas State is the first to extend.

On Wednesday afternoon, Marshall's Micahh Smith was honestly surprised when D-Tackles Coach Kyle Tatum had some good news for him.

"He offered me Wednesday after spring practice. It was a surprise because I hadn't heard much from Texas State. He was there, he was watching me, he knew my name. He was kind of showing favoritism, so I kind of had the feeling something big was going to happen," said Smith.

The Bobcats are the first to offer Smith, but on his heels are also Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Kansas and North Texas. Of those programs, he's taken in the SFA spring game, but hasn't had any other visits yet.

With his first offer in hand, now he's really beginning to focus on recruiting and see what some of the programs are all about.

"It's my first one (offer), so I'm really trying to get into studying schools. Now I'm trying to do my homework on schools," said Smith. "I like to particularly be physical and where the safeties are involved in the defense. So if it's a good environment and a great atmosphere that would be a good fit for me."

On the recruiting trail, kids are sure to see how successful a football program has been, and getting players to the NFL is one those measuring sticks. That stood out to Smith.

"That always catches my attention because what their program is doing is efficient, it's working. I just want to go to school where even if football doesn't work out, I'll still be successful as a man, to my kids, and my wife," said Smith.

Once he wraps up his spring practices , he has given thought to getting to Texas State to see the campus in person. With a lot of summer camps on the horizon, San Marcos is a possible destination and the Bobcat staff has already extended an invite.

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