Second Baptist (Tx) running back Deion Smith had been in talks with Vanderbilt for some time before finally landing an offer from them on Tuesday night and the Commodores offer is one that excites the rising Lone Star State ball carrier.
"I am beyond excited to receive the offer from Vanderbilt because it's an offer I have been wanting, so I am definitely glad to finally have it in hand," said Smith.
The Commodores coaching staff has been on the trail with Smith, evaluating his talents for some time. The 3-star running back has been in main contact with Vanderbilt RB's coach Jeff Genyk and that's who Smith received the word from about the official offer from the Commodores.
It was an offer Smith was expecting but didn't know when it would arrive. When he received the word on the offer from Coach Genyk, he immediately became excited and started thinking about when to visit campus.
"I was in class when my coach texted me that he had talked to Coach Genyk and that he wanted me to call him when I got out of class. I gave him a call and he started talking about how impressed he is with me and how much he loved my film. He said that he loved everything about my abilities and at the end of the conversation, he extended me the offer. I could tell he was excited about offering me and the feeling is mutual. I'm very interested in Vanderbilt and I will definitely be making a visit some time soon," Smith said.
Smith is a rising, athletic running back who has seen an uptick in his recruiting over the past two months.
Along with Vanderbilt, Smith has also attained offers this week from UCLA and Indiana and according to him, they won't be the last schools to offer.
"My recruitment has really gotten busy lately but that's ok because as high school football player, you want to be recruited and have options. I have been talking with a lot of schools lately and several of them tell me that they are close to offering. I am just taking everything in and enjoying the process."
While he is enjoying the process, Smith is in no rush to make any decisions and he plans to take several visits over the next coming months. He does say a few schools are recruiting him harder than others but claims no favorites at this current time.
"I have no idea where I am in my recruiting right now. I am honestly taking everything in and listening to what each school has to offer. I am planning to make several visits this summer and that should give me a better idea on the schools recruiting me. I don't have any favorites right now or any top schools. Everybody is on equal ground with me right now. I would say that UCLA, Colorado, Northwestern and Utah have been in the most contact with me and probably shown me the most attention. That means a lot but like I said, I have no favorites as I like everybody right now," Smith said.
Smith is a dynamic offensive threat at running back that has loads of potential. His best football could be ahead of him, so you can bet many more schools will get involved sooner than later.