Oklahoma Safety Takes <br>Unofficial To UCLA

Edmond (Okla.) safety <b>Reggie Smith</b> was in Los Angeles earlier this week, and took an unofficial trip to UCLA while there. He talks about his trip and his recruitment...

Oklahoma's offensive player of the year, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe receiver/safety Reggie Smith, 6-1, 195, just got finished with a West Coast road trip.

"I just got back from L.A.," said Smith. "I worked out at USC, and was able to visit UCLA's campus. I wanted to work out there, but their camp isn't till next week."

While out here, Smith was thoroughly impressed with both schools, as well as the City of Los Angeles in general.

"Man, it was nice. I'd never been to California before. It was cool to see some new sights. The UCLA campus was beautiful. Everything is all right there, its just a cool place."

While in Westwood, Smith met with head coach Karl Dorrell, defensive back coach Gary DeLoach and his chief recruiter, Brian Schneider.

"It was great to meet the coaches. I liked Coach Dorrell a lot. He is a real cool, laid back, but tells it like it is," said Smith.

Smith has 11 offers at this point, and claims that he doesn't have a leader, let alone a top five.

"Everyone is really in it right now. I'm wide open. It'd be nice to stay in state, but I'm also looking at opportunities to go outside the state."

His offers come from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UCLA, USC, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Penn State and Notre Dame.

He is primarily being recruited as a free safety, but is entertaining the thought of playing receiver.

"I'd like to play safety, but if a school wants me to play some receiver, I can do that too. I just like defense more."

As a junior, Smith rushed for 963 yards and had 491 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns. Defensively he had 73 tackles and 9 interceptions.

He is no rush to make a decision though.

"I'd like to take all of my trips, but if I feel like its right to make my decision, I will. It won't happen this summer though. Probably not till during the season."

Smith has a 3.5 GPA and has already received a qualifying ACT score, but plans to take it again for good measure.


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