New Offer for Smith

Running back Stephon Smith of St. Paul's School in Covington picked up his second offer Thursday night, courtesy of the University of Tulsa.

The Golden Hurricanes have certainly taken a proactive approach to recruiting the State of Louisiana under head coach Todd Graham.  There are currently half a dozen Louisiana natives on the Tulsa roster and two incoming freshman from the Bayou State will join the team this fall.


Stephon Smith, who recently received his first offer from Kansas State, actually visited the Tulsa campus recently.


"We stopped at Tulsa and visited on the way back from the Junior Day at Kansas State," Smith said.  "I really liked the campus and the coaches at Tulsa.  They really seemed to be involved in the academic lives of their athletes.  That's a plus for me.  The coaches there won't let you mess around and miss classes and I like that.


"I'm excited about Tulsa.  I got a message to call Coach (Mike) Norvell (Tulsa passing game coordinator and receivers coach) this evening and I called him around six or seven o'clock.  He told me that Tulsa would be a good home for me, that I would always have a home at Tulsa.  I keep in contact with him almost every day.  He checks on me all the time."


Smith, a four-year starter with the ability to play running back or wide receiver, just arrived back home from a tour of the Alabama campus.


"I went and visited Bama with my teammate Mickey Johnson and my brother (who is also a teammate) Stephen.  It was great.  They seemed to be interested in my brother and me, as well as Mickey.  They told me that I needed to come back for the summer sessions.

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