That's the Spirit

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Oct 19, 2007


Devin Smith will be unofficially attending the Baylor/Texas game on Oct. 20. "Baylor is only about two hours from my house and I like the coaches a lot," Smith said. "They are really down-to-earth and are honest with me. They said they are really looking forward to me visiting them and said that I'd be able to play early if I went there..."

Devin Smith, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound three-star cornerback has helped lead his team, Coppell, Texas, to a 4-1 record. He has 10 receptions for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. He also has two touchdowns rushing. Defensively, he has five interceptions with three for scores.

"I'm still not really sure yet," Smith said regarding his favorites. "I'm looking for a good location and I probably don't want to be too far from home. I also want a school with strong academics and a program that has school spirit and cares about football."

Smith, Scout.com's the No. 81 cornerback nationwide, still has 11 scholarship offers and continues to favor Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Iowa and Baylor. North Carolina has dropped off. He has no official visits set up yet. "I won't take my visits until the end of the year and after my season ends," he said.

While it isn't an official visit, Smith will be attending the Baylor/Texas game on Oct. 20. "Baylor is only about two hours from my house and I like the coaches a lot," he said. "They are really down-to-earth and are honest with me. They said they are really looking forward to me visiting them and said that I'd be able to play early if I went there."

Another school that told Smith he'd be able to play early is Wisconsin. "(Defensive back) Coach Kerry Cooks is a great guy and he said that I could play a major role in their defensive package," he said. "He said that I'd be able to compete for a starting spot early.

"I know that Iowa also needs cornerbacks and they told me they like how I can rush the quarterback and break on the ball well. I also really like coach Kirk Ferentz and (defensive coordinator) Norm Parker. They are both great coaches and I've got a good relationship with them."

One school that Smith definitely plans to visit officially is Oklahoma State. "They've had a pretty good year so far and they seem to be able to step it up," he said. "I think they'll have a great program in the next few years. I've also heard that it's a beautiful campus and that they've got like the best facilities in the nation."

He reports a 3.6 core GPA and is waiting for the results from the Oct. 6 SAT.



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