Maryland Speedster Holds an Offer

Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 17, 2008

Devon Smith transferred from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md., to Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md., last year and because of that, was not able to participate as a junior. For most players that would hold recruiters back from extending early offers, but with what Smith brings to the table some schools aren’t skipping a beat with him.

Devon Smith didn’t play as a junior and measures in at only 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, however he has already picked up a scholarship offer and may have more coming through soon. The reason you ask? Speed, and plenty of it. The diminutive athlete recently ran a 4.25 40-yard dash at The BigTime Showcase and is receiving some big time interest.

“I just got my first offer from Akron recently,” Smith said. “They like me as an athlete, a Devin Hester type. They said they think I’d fit in ideally as a slot receiver and also as a punt and kick returner.”

Penn State is a school that has told me they’re planning on offering me, but are just waiting for my ACT scores,” Smith added. “I have a good relationship with their coaching staff and they’ve showed me a lot of love coming in twice to see me at my school. I am friends with Derrick Williams and have learned a lot from him. He says they have a good coaching staff, especially at the receiver position.”

Boston College and North Carolina State have also recently visited this speedster and seem very interested.

As a sophomore, Smith had a total of 1209 yards out of the backfield and scored 16 touchdowns.

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