Another Smithson For Utah?

Highland High (Salt Lake City, UT) athlete Anthony "Fish Smithson is one of the morst versatile players in Utah and it the younger brother of former Ute Shaky Smithson.

Anthony Smithson comes from a family versed in versatility. His older brother is recently graduated Utah receiver, return man, and former part-time running back Shaky Smithson. The Highland High product displays similar versatility for the Rams as their quarterback, corner, and return man. An exceptional athlete, Anthony, or "Fish," as he's know, is seeing his recruitment starting to pickup, with a lot of interest coming from Utah.

"My recruitment is going well. I'm talking to a few different coaches, Utah mainly. They've been sending me a lot of letters."

While the Utes have shown a lot of interest, they are still to offer, and want to younger Smithson to earn it at their camp.

"They want me to come to their camp first and try to earn an offer there."

WIth his versatility, Utah is looking at Smithson on both sides of the ball.

"They're recruiting me as a cornerback for defense and an athlete for offense."

Should the Utes extend an offer would Fish commit and continue the Smithson legacy at Utah?

"Not necessarily. Right now I'm not really sure, but I'll really go anywhere that offers me. Somewhere probably in the Pac 12 preferably. If I do end up at Utah, it would be great to follow in my brother's footsteps. Hopefully try to do better than what he did."

Having been around the program for years with his brother, Fish has developed relationships with all of the Utah coaches and is very comfortable with them.

"I have a great relationship with the coaches. I know all of them. I went to all of the bowl games that last few years. I speak with all of the coaches, but mainly the head coach Kyle Whittingham."

Defensively Smithson put up impressive numbers in 2010 with 5 interceptions and one returned for a touchdown.

In the return game, where his brother Shaky excelled, he had a couple of big returns that contributed to over 2300 yards of all purpose yardage.

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