Smith Makes His Choice

Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Aug 12, 2011

Avon (Ind.) center Josh Smith makes his choice, choosing to stay in-state.

Josh Smith is currently rehabbing a knee injury, one that cause some schools to stop recruiting him, but the Ball State Cardinals stood by and earned his commitment.

"I like how it's an in-state school," the three-star center said. "That's one thing I like about it. With the injury happening, Illinois pulled off, Northwestern had commits already, Michigan State had commits, and I wanted to oo somewhere I'm wanted and make a difference at the school, not only with my ability to play, but ability in leadership."

Smith wants to pursue a career in physical therapy and the Cardinals could offer him that as well.

"It's more about the education and opportunity I had in the career world. I talked to their coaches and I feel like if I push myself and with a degree from Ball State, I can get into a good post graduate school for Physical Therapy."

In the end, Smith will be back week seven and won't have recruiting to worry about, because he's already found a great situation.

"They have something new brewing here, and I get a quality education for free."

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