2017 Long Beach WR Isaiah Smith has seen things pick up on the recruiting front over the past couple of weeks

Recruiting is starting to heat up for 2017 Long Beach WR Isaiah Smith (6-2, 215)...

"I do not have any offers at the moment, but I believe Washington State is close to pulling the trigger," Smith told JCFootball.com. "They are the first team to recruit me and Massachusetts has just started to pick things up with me too."

Smith spent his freshman season at Ellsworth in Iowa and he finished with 36 receptions for 382 yards and three scores while working his way into the Panthers' receiver rotation.

"I'm a physical possession receiver who runs precise routes and has very strong hands," Smith noted. "I feel like I have deceptive speed and I can take the top off in man-coverage.

"I made the move (to Long Beach) to get more exposure and more experience and I also felt like they could help get me to the next level."

This offseason, Smith has been hard at work perfecting his craft.

"Honestly, I am working on the small things," Smith said. "I want to be the best wideout fundamentally. I am working on my releases on the pop up. 100+ catches, top of routes, transitioning in and out of my breaks. I've learned a lot from Chris Flores and Steve Calhoun two of the best receiver trainers in California.

"It's the small things that you work over and over that transition to your game. I work on realistic things. None of those dance moves you see now a days from receivers."

Smith is on pace to finish up his academic work in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2016 football season.


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