Still Room for Smith?

Widely thought to be a verbal commitment after coming to camp and earning his offer, a scheduling conflict kept Pembroke Pines (Fla.) wide receiver Jeremy Smith away from UW's camp. One week later, is there still room for him at UW?

MADISON - Jeremy Smith - a 5-foot-9 wide receiver from Pembroke Pines, Fla. - has plenty of college teams interested and currently holds offers from Bowling Green, Florida International, Kentucky and Western Kentucky, not to mention some interest from Miami. One of the teams interested in Smith are the Wisconsin Badgers.

Smith was supposed to come to Wisconsin's football camp in June, but missed the camp due to him competing at the Nationals track meet in Florida. Smith competed in the 100 meter, 4 x100 and the long jump for his high school.

"I couldn't make it down because of Nationals for a track meet in Florida," Smith told Badger Nation. "It ran late and that became a conflict with the Wisconsin camp and that's why I couldn't make it down to Madison for the camp."

Although Smith couldn't make it down to Wisconsin's football camp, Smith interest in Wisconsin is still high.

"Wisconsin is still my number one school and I'm going to try and make it down to Madison later this summer," he said. "I have been in contact with the Wisconsin coaches a lot."

Smith is going to try and make it down to what he is calling one of Wisconsin's ‘junior days' later this summer.

"I have to get in contact with the Wisconsin coaches though to see when it would be best for me," he said. "They said they would work me out individually when I come down. They want to see how well I can run routes and how well I can catch the ball."

The Wisconsin coaches already know he's a good athlete, but he has shown he can put up some impressive numbers on the football field as well. This past year he had 13 receiving touchdowns. He also had 724 receiving yards and 600 yards rushing. Smith had three games where he eclipsed 200 all-purpose yards and had three interceptions that he took back for a touchdown.

Should his workout not yield a Wisconsin offer, Smith already has a firm back-up plan.

"Kentucky has started to show me more interest lately though. They are my second favorite school," Smith said.

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