The 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete played quarterback and receiver for Marshall (7-4 final record) last season tallying 791 yards, 13 touchdowns passing, 107 yards, two scores rushing and 18 catches for 303 yards and three touchdowns.
Smith said a member of the Texas Tech coaching staff stopped by his school, talked to his head coach, James Williams, and offered though couldn't remember which Tech coach it was. Williams then told him about the offer.
Despite not remembering the coach's name, Smith said he was excited about the offer. The Red Raiders are the fifth school to extend an offer to Smith, joining Houston, Maryland, Michigan State and SMU.
Smith said he doesn't have a timetable for deciding, doesn't have a favorite and doesn't have a dream school or team he grew up rooting for.
He added he hasn't ever visited Texas Tech, but he hopes to visit the campus this summer. In fact, Smith hasn't visited any of the five schools who have offered yet, but did attend Baylor's most recent junior day, though he says he doesn't hear from the Bears much. He also plans to head up to East Lansing to check out Michigan State's facilities this summer.
Smith is projected as a receiver at the next level. Scout has him rated as a three-star prospect, ranked as the No. 14 receiver in Texas and No. 91 in the nation.
Houston, Maryland and SMU offered him as an outside receiver, Michigan State is interested in him as an inside receiver. Smith was unclear whether Tech is looking at him at inside or outside, but knows it's at receiver.
"Nah, it doesn't matter where they are offering me, whatever they need," Smith said.