Smith Says UCONN is Top-Notch

Houston, Texas native Michael Smith had hoped that the Connecticut coaching staff would extend him an official offer on his official visit to Storrs, however he had to wait a bit longer then that. This week when he got the offer in the mail it didn't take him long to get in touch with the Huskies and give them his verbal commitment.

Michael Smith had a very productive senior season at Westside High School, catching 74 passes for 1030 yards and 12 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver also carried the ball 10 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns, showing his athleticism and versatility. He hopes to come in and make an immediate impact on the Connecticut offense next season.

"I committed to Connecticut because I have the intention of playing early and when I spoke with both Coach Randy Edsall and Coach Terry Richardson they both told me that would definitely be a possibility if I came up and worked hard," Smith explained. "I feel like the coaching staff can make me a better player and a better person and got along with both of the previously mentioned coaches really well as they were both straight forward guys who I felt like I'd want to talk to even if they weren't going to be my future coaches."

"On my official visit I was really shocked by how nice the new facilities were which made a big impact," Smith added. "The campus was really nice and the social scene seemed to be good. Everything there was top-notch including the dorms, campus, facilities and professors."

Smith joins Gerrard Sheppard as the second wide receiver to commit to the Huskies for the Class of 2008.

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