Smith Will Definitely Visit Wake Forest

Jerry Smith, ranked 30th overall in the class of 2006, will begin cutting his list down this summer. Evan Daniels of DeaconSports.com spoke with Smith's father Jerry Smith Sr. about the younger Smith's recruitment.

Last year Jerry Smith Jr. made history by becoming the first player in Wisconsin history to be named All-State as a sophomore, and this year Smith didn't disappoint. Averaging nearly a triple-double this year, Smith was named player of the year in his conference as well as first team All-State for the second year in the row.

Although his Wauwatosa East team lost in the sectional final, Jerry Smith had a fabulous year. Smith averaged 19 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds despite playing a different role on his high school team.

"Considering he made an adjustment from shooting guard to point guard, he had an outstanding season," Jerry Smith Sr. stated.

Recruiting Situation
The 6-foot-3 guard, who is ranked 9th at shooting guard and 30th overall, will begin narrowing down his list after he takes the SAT in June. According to his father, Wake Forest has offered the younger Smith as well as Wisconsin, Marquette, Iowa, Kansas, Purdue, Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Texas A&M.

While he can't take his official visits until after he takes his SAT exam, he has already taken in a number of college campuses. Among them are Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Marquette, UW-Milwaukee, Kansas, Iowa, and Purdue.

So after he takes his exam in June who will get the official visits?

"I know Wake Forest is definitely one of them and Wisconsin is another definite one," Smith Sr. responded.

While it's just March, June isn't that far away so does anyone stick out at this point? According to his Smith Sr. if his son decides to leave the state of Wisconsin, Wake Forest will be the place he would go. As far as narrowing his list down, it's something that they haven't fully thought about yet.

"He has some good options, [but] we really haven't put much thought into it, not until he takes the SAT exam," Smith Sr. said. "Once he takes his SAT exam we will sit down and discuss that."


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