The recruiting process has come to an end for West Salem (Ore.) quarterback Brett Smith. Smith, who was originally committed to San Jose State, talked about what made Wyoming the right choice for his college career.
“When I went on the visit I really developed a relationship with the coaches,” said Smith. “I felt like I had the best relationship with them of all the coaches recruiting me. Everything about it was great, the facilities and everything.”
Smith describes his hometown of West Salem as a place with a small town feel. It was also something that he noticed at Wyoming and felt comfortable with.
“West Salem is a city in itself and a small community,” said Smith. “I am used to the small town mentality so it’s not going be huge a shock and I’m excited to get over there.”
“I actually got to go snowmobiling on the trip,” said Smith. “We toured the facilities, saw field and everything.”
Smith finished high school this past week and will be enrolling at Wyoming January 10th. This will give him the head start on learning the offense and working with the team through spring.
“They run an offense really similar to what I ran in high school,” said Smith. “The coaches have told me that the quarterback situation is open competition so come in and be ready to compete.”
Smith talked about working for this moment for years and what it meant to finally be headed to play college football.
“For me, I am just really happy that this is happening, it feels like something I have been working for forever,” said Smith. “I’m ready for the opportunity.”
Jake Worthen is a Northwest Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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