Georgia ATH Looking for 1st Offer

<b>Joshua Smith</b> of Martin Luther King High School plays quarterback in High School, but will play another position on the next level. Smith is a very imposing physical specimen. Smith is 6'1 and a solid 210 lbs. He claims a 4.6 in the 40. In a big run oriented offense at MLK, Smith ran for 650+ yards last year with eight touchdowns.

Both Joshua Smith and MLK's Coach Ken Barrow feels Smith is on the verge of receiving his first offer. Smith is receiving interest from schools across the south. 

"I am getting letters from a lot of schools. I probably get the most from Middle Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Western Michigan and Alabama right now" said Smith.

When talking to him before the passing league got underway, I asked Smith about his plans for the summer...

"I went to Clemson's camp. I participated in Middle Tennessee State. I went to Georgia's three day camp next week, and I'm going to Auburn and Florida's later this summer. I worked with the running backs at both the Clemson and Middle Tennessee State camps to work on my footwork and cutting ability."

Smith has a clear goal in mind this summer.

"I am going to work on my speed. I really want to get faster. I am also going to work on my cutting ability while running the ball. I feel I run the option well, read defenses and make good decisions.

Does Smith have a top five?

"I don't really have a top five right now. This is all just beginning and I going to attend these camps and see what happens."

When asked if he followed a specific team growing up or had a childhood favorite, Smith had this to say...

"I have grown up a Georgia Bulldog fan. They have been my favorite team since I was little."

Down the road when signing day approaches and all offers are in place, Smith said "my decision will be based on graduation rate, team work, chemistry and facilities."

I asked Smith about team and personal goals for this season and his response was...

"I want to win the state title this year and do what it takes to raise the standard at MLK High School for the future."

Smith plays quarterback now, but he will be at another position in college. He tells me coaches are telling him running back, safety or linebacker. The only problem with the last two positions, Smith says " I have never played defense before". 

He is a very physical specimen and looks like an ideal linebacker right now. Smith is a good leader, and said he is open to any position coaches want him to play.

Academically, Smith is good shape. He is on track to be a full qualifier.

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