Smith With 17 Offers

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 1, 2005
Jamie Newberg, National Recruiting Analyst

Wide receiver prospect Aaron Smith will have a busy summer, camping at at least six schools. Who are they and who does he favor at this time?

Aaron Smith is yet another elite prospect from the state of Pennsylvania. Smith, 6-0 and 185 pounds, plays quarterback for Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway High School but projects as a likely wide receiver in college. This season he will also play wideout, safety and cornerback.

”I have 17 scholarship offers,” said Smith. “Michigan State (verbal) just offered me today and Notre Dame told me today that they will offer me this summer at their camp. It’s been a good spring. Pitt., Penn State, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida (verbal), Minnesota and all the MAC schools have offered.”

According to Smith he will have a busy summer and camp at Penn State, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

“Right now I like Pitt., Penn State, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida or Notre Dame.

”Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and the staff at Pittsburgh are great. Plus my cousin (Josh Lay) plays there.

”I grew up a Nittany Lions fan and always wanted to play for Penn State. My uncle also went to school there and I like the coaching staff. I am really looking forward to camping there.

“With Virginia it is their coaches too. I like them a lot and they have super facilities and fields.

“Maryland is probably recruiting me the hardest. I also like coach (Ralph) Friedgen and their offense. I really like them a lot.

”I went down to Tennessee for their Junior Day and everything, I mean everything was so nice.

”I have not been to Florida or Notre Dame yet so I am excited to see both of those places and learn more about them.

”I will have a much better idea after this summer and the camps.”

Smith carries a 3.1 GPA and has already scored an 800 SAT. He will re-take it again this Saturday.

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