Smith Gets his First from Wisconsin

Clearwater Catholic Central (FL) athlete Jeff Smith is starting to pop on school's radar, and finally got his first offer from Wisconsin.

Wisconsin singed seven natives last year from the Sunshine State in its 2014 recruiting class and with one Florida native already secured in the class of 2015, the Badgers coaching staff are looking to keep that pipeline of Floridians going north.

Wisconsin has extended multiple offers in the state, including extending the first offer to Clearwater Catholic Central (FL) athlete Jeff Smith.

"My baseball team and I had just finished winning a big game against East Lake and my cousin kind of hinted the news of the Wisconsin offer, but I thought they were joking until I really found out," Smith told BadgerNation. "We all just went crazy because it's always been a dream to play big time college football. I did not see this offer coming. It came out of nowhere."

The 6-1, 170-pound Smith played quarterback primary during his junior season, throwing for 1,366 yards and seven touchdowns last season, but is being recruited as a cornerback/athlete by the Badgers because of his 4.52 40-yard dash and 4.28 shuttle.

"I know Wisconsin is Big Ten football and has a great academic school along with that it is a huge college town," he said. "I also know that Russell Wilson graduated from there as well."

Smith has seen his recruitment start to pick up since signing day and has been hearing from Boston College, Indiana and Northwestern, but has the Badgers high on his early list.

"I definitely plan on visiting Wisconsin in the future," said Smith. "As far as camping there, maybe, but I don't know. I have to check dates with my dad, who is a coach at my school and see what the plan is … I am very excited to get to know more about the school and will definitely pay them a visit."

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