Playing at a small school in Rome, Ga., Coosa High's Adrian Smith wasn't even on the recruiting radar this year.
But that isn't a surprise considering he hadn't played
football prior to this year since middle school.
However, in a matter of a season, Smith has gone from obscurity
to a legitimate Division I contender, garnering the attention of Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and others.
Smith is a fluid, natural athlete, who played both receiver and
corner for Coosa. He is also a star on the basketball team, averaging in double
figures each game for the No. 2 ranked Eagles.
He was an imposing figure in the secondary at 6-foot-3, with 4.5
speed and great hips.
As a receiver, he was a deep threat on every play with soft
hands and stellar leaping ability.
His biggest upside is his limited football experience, because
he has yet to develop bad habits.
He played in a run based offense, which meant limited catches.
He excelled the most this year on defense, making the Rome News-Tribune All-Area
team as a defensive back.
Smith visited Alabama but has not received an offer. Ole Miss
and Mississippi State are reportedly interested.
Smith is a qualifier who is expected to score high enough on his
tests to get into school.
Because of his late surge onto the recruiting scene, Smith's college decision could
come as late as signing day.
Coosa's Smith getting looks
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