Smith to Sign with Texas Tech... Again

6-foot-3, 300-pound Highland College defensive tackle and Texas Tech signee Marcus Smith said Monday he is sticking with the Red Raiders despite prior transcript problems. Smith originally signed in December, but could not enroll.

Highland College (KS) defensive tackle, Marcus Smith, confirmed that he still wants to be a Red Raider.

"Yes, I will be signing with Texas Tech on Wednesday," Smith said. "This has been a long process but I am excited to be a Red Raider."

Smith has been working on his eligibility in order to sign, and now plans to do so on National Signing Day this Wednesday. He originally signed with Tech in December during the early signing period, but could not enroll this spring due to transcript complications.

Smith has since been offered by Cincinnati and Louisville, but has reiterated his commitment to the Red Raiders on several occasions, including Monday.

This junior college recruit is expected to come in and bring experience and be a leader on defense and he said he is excited to do that.

"Mainly I want to bring energy and leadership. I will also be able to bring more experience and I just like to compete and ready to get out there," Smith said.

Defensive line coach John Scott recently visited Smith in his hometown (Westboro, NC) and the 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman said they had a great time. They spent the day together just hanging out and talking football and Smith's future.

"Coach Scott came to visit me on Friday. Coach Scott spent the day with me, he got to meet my family, and we played some NCAA (video game) and just talked football," Smith said.

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