JC update: Tyler TE Bryan Smith

One of the best players in the JC ranks this year was Tyler TE Bryan Smith (6-4, 260). He didn't put up huge numbers, but he's one of the best blockers in the country and he's hoping a school will give him a chance to show what he can do soon.

"I haven't really heard from anyone," Smith told JCFootball.com. "I had some early interest from schools, but nothing basically since December. It's frustrating, but what can you do?"

As a freshman at Tyler, Smith hauled in 15 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns in 2005. This year the Tyler offense used him in the more traditional role as a blocker first and a receiver second.

"As a freshman they used me in the slot a lot and so I got a lot more balls thrown my way," Smith said. "This year they kept me on the line and in a more typical tight end role. I blocked a lot and basically just stretched the middle of the field for the underneath stuff."

In 2006 he finished with 12 catches for 115 yards and no touchdowns, but he helped lead Tyler to a 5-4 record and helped them average 357 yards per game on offense (best in the SWJCFC).

Now he hopes that performance and experience translates into some attention from some four-year schools.

"I think I can really help a team in either aspect of their offense," Smith said. "I really focused on blocking this year and it really helped us on offense. I can also catch passes and I'm a team player. I'll do whatever I can to help us win."

Smith has already finished his two-year degree and will have three years to play two at the next level.

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