Smith still waiting on first offer

One of the most underrated players in the JUCO ranks this past season was Eastern Arizona RB Michael Smith (5-9, 198) and he's still waiting on his first offer. caught up with the elusive back recently and he updated us on things including which schools have shown the most interest over the past couple months.

Smith prepped at Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona and didn't receive a lot of recruiting attention so he headed to Eastern Arizona to make a name for himself, however he played out of position several time, but didn't complain once.

"I played fullback sometimes, which was kinda fun," Smith told "I still got my touches and got the chance to make plays."

Even though he was a lead blocker on several occasions, Smith still managed to post 1,100 yards and 13 touchdown using his 4.3 speed to notch eight runs of over 60 yards.

On the recruiting front, Smith, who is an outstanding student, is still waiting on that elusive first offer, but he has the attention of several BCS schools.

"Cal was on me last year, but I haven't heard from them this year much," Smith noted. "I have been hearing from Kansas, Arizona State, Utah and Utah State a lot so they are the main ones talking to me.

"Some of them have talked about a visit, but right now I don't have any set up. I'm hoping to do that after the holidays, but I'm not sure."

Smith is eligible to sign right now and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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