Pullman Coming Up

Adonis Smith

California running back Adonis Smith will be taking his first official this weekend, Dec. 5, to Washington State. "I want to see what it's like," Smith said about Pullman, Washington. "I think that they are up-and-coming and I'd have a good opportunity to get on the field and play." He says the Cougars, along with Northwestern, are recruiting him the hardest.

Adonis Smith, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound three-star running back from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., will be taking his first official next weekend, Dec. 5, to Washington State.

"I want to see what it's like," Smith said about Pullman, Washington. "I think that they are up-and-coming and I'd have a good opportunity to get on the field and play."

He says the Cougars, along with Northwestern, are recruiting him the hardest. "They say that I'm the complete back they are looking for," he said. "They said they don't have anyone like me."

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Smith will be getting an in-home visit from Cougars offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy.

Smith will be taking an official visit to Northwestern on Dec. 21. "I love their academics," he said. "Plus, they are always a pretty strong program. I like how hard they always compete and they've had some pretty big wins."

Although Smith still denies a leader, he favors Washington State, Northwestern, Fresno State, San Diego State and Utah. All of his favorites have offered, except Fresno State.

"They seem close to offering," he said. "They said they are waiting to see what (junior running back) Ryan Matthews does. They were at my game last week and they're talking about me coming on an official visit in January."

Smith says he hopes to make a decision by the end of December. "I'll go where I fit in the best," he said. "That's what's the most important."

He admits that San Diego State and Utah are not recruiting him as much as the other three at this point.

"Utah always has a good program," he said. "They have good coaches and play in bowl games. I haven't really talked with them in about a month though."

Smith finished his senior season (6-6) with around 1,500 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns.

He plans to major in kinesiology and reports a 3.3 core GPA and a 1400 three-part SAT.

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