Post-visit, Cougs 'very high on my board'

HE WAS JUST getting ready to hop on the plane following his official visit to the Palouse, but Adonis Smith was able to talk briefly about his visit to Washington State and how things went out on the Palouse this weekend. In a nutshell, Smith said the Wazzu trip blew his doors off.

Time was short on Sunday afternoon, with RB Adonis Smith (5-11, 185, 4.5) out of San Mateo, Calif. Just getting ready to board his plane headed back to California. But he was able to offer some insight on his official to Wazzu.

"I just want to say that school really surprised me," said Smith. "Going there I didn't expect it to be as good as it was but after that trip, they climbed up very high on my board."

THE ENERGY around the WSU program, said the three-star rated running back, turned his head.

"It surprised me, actually. The whole environment there was-- everybody is part of the Cougar football team there. They are just so close knit," said Smith.

SMITH SAID he had a number of productive conversations with the WSU coaching staff.

"Those went very well. They were honest, I felt like they were being really up front the whole time. It was just a good vibe the whole weekend with those guys," said Smith.

As good a trip as it was, Smith wasn't ready to make his college decision.

"I didn't verbal, I still have a trip to make to Northwestern next week," he said.

Smith racked up 1,498 yards his senior season on 256 carries with 16 touchdowns. He averaged 124.8 rushing yards a game on a Junipero Serra team that went 6-6 this season.

SMITH IS an excellent student, with a 3.3 GPA and he easily achieved a qualifying score on the SAT. He said the enthusiasm and positive attitude of the Cougar fans has made a lasting impression.

"It was very, very good. I liked the school, the campus, students -- everything... Everybody knows you, everybody is part of the program. It's like a family," said Smith.

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