Recruit to watch: LB Brian Smith

MLB Brain Smith of El Camino JC is one of the top players in the California JC ranks. He racked up an impressive 120 tackles in 10 games this past season, and he looks to improve on that figure next season. With size (6-1, 230), speed (4.6), and a tremendous nose for the ball, Smith has many schools across the nation showing interest in his services. I had a chance to talk to Brian today, and here is how our conversation went:

WEARESC: Please give me a list of the schools that you're interested in.
S: I'm primarily looking at USC, UCLA, Neb., Cal., Ala…..

WEARESC: Do you have a preference among those schools?
S: Well, I just want to go where I'm wanted, where I'm needed, where I fit into the football program as well as the school.

WEARESC: Which school do you like the best right now?
S: I'd say SC.

WEARESC: Why?
S: Well, I like the coaches. I like Southern California. I like how it's close to home and how a lot of hometown fans are around. I like the girls, and I like the academics. I want to major in biology.

WEARESC: Can you give me a recap of last season?
S: I had a 120 tackles in 10 games and my high was 19 against Palomar (Chris Cash's Alma Mater & perennial JC power) I led the Mission Conference in tackles and I won a couple team awards.

WEARESC: Can you give me a quick rundown of your HS career?
S: Sure, as a senior I was about 6-0, 190. I was the second string QB, I played WR, TB, FB, and TE on offense. I threw some TD's, I rushed for some TD's and I even caught some TD's. I played a total of nine positions on O & D. I got MVP, first team all-League, first team all CIF DIV 2 and second team all Southern Section as an all purpose Defensive player.

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