For Smith appearances can be deceiving

He might be small in stature, but Southwestern RB Kenslow Smith (5-6, 180) has a big heart and he brings it every Saturday for the Jaguars. JCFootball.com caught up with the hard-running, elusive runner recently and he talked about his season and which schools have let it be known they have their eyes on him.

Because he suffered and injury and didn't play much during his senior year at Helix High School in San Diego, Smith opted to take the JC route in order to garner more recruiting attention.

With a solid freshman season that saw him rack up 511 yards rushing and seven touchdowns to go with 40 receptions and 300 more yards, teams prepared to stop Smith, but that hasn't been very easy this fall.

"I have 618 yards and six touchdowns so far this year," Smith said. "It's been fun for me on a personal level and we're winning this year, so it's been a good season overall so far, but we're not there yet."

Smith uses his 4.45 speed to go along with his impressive vision and strength to put defenses on their heels.

"People always misjudge me," Smith said. "They think I'm going to be shifty and put moves on them, but I make most of my plays running between the tackles and I can lower my shoulder into guys and that surprises them a little bit."

On the recruiting front, Smith isn't hearing from that many schools right now, but a couple have let him know they have their eyes on him.

"New Mexico is the D-1 school recruiting me and I have a D-2 power from Pennsylvania (University of California Pennsylvania) that likes me a lot," Smith said. "We're getting my tape out and my coaches are making calls for me, so it's something I'm not focusing on right now, but I will in the future."

Because he was a full-qualifier out of high school, Smith can leave at any time and he hopes to sign in December with a school where he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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