Recruiting picks up for Smith

A player who put up big numbers this past season was Fergus Falls LB Taurean Smith (6-2, 225) and he's hoping that a standout sophomore campaign results in some options of where he continues his college football career. JCFootball.com caught up with Smith recently and he talked about his move to middle linebacker and where he's at in recruiting.

"I played WIL (outside) my freshman year and this year I moved inside to play MIK and it was a blast," Smith told JCFootball.com. "I had so much fun and I loved playing inside because the reads are easier and the angles you take are much easier too.

"I had fun outside, but man, playing inside was great. Our coaches needed someone to run the defense and they asked me to do it and I think I did pretty well there."

That's an understatment.

Smith wracked up 118 tackles and seven interceptions from his middle linebacker spot and now he's hoping to get some looks from some D-1 schools.

"Right now, Northern Colorado, Moorehead State, Tennessee-Chattanooga and San Diego State are the schools recruiting me," Smith said. "I also have some D-2 schools looking at me."

Smith will graduate in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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