June 13, 2010
Smith picks up the offer he wanted
Ohio State's class of 2011 is filling up fast with 14 commits already on board and several other players looking good to fill up spots. One player who doesn't hold an offer currently is Massillon (Ohio) Washington wide receiver Devin Smith and the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder feels that he is closing in on that elusive Ohio State offer.
"They are still in the process of talking to me but I think it is looking pretty good so I am just going to keep in contact with them and call them on Monday and see what is happening." Smith said.
Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State and Nebraska are just a few of the schools that have offered Smith so far but the Buckeyes have held off for now. What was Smith hoping to accomplish spending a good part of a Sunday down in Columbus (Ohio)?
"Coach (Darrell) Hazell wanted me to come down and put me through a little workout so I took the time to come down here and it went pretty well." Smith said.
Smith believes that he fared very well and that the wide receiver coach came away very impressed. What does Smith know about where Ohio State's receiver recruiting is sitting at right now?
"They said that they are planning on signing two or three receivers," Smith said. "Evan Spencer committed already and they are looking at me and another guy so I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next couple of days."
The Buckeyes are not permitted by the NCAA to extend an offer on a camp day so the earliest that anything could happen would be on Monday. There is at least one Ohio State current commit that is hoping that Smith gets that offer in quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller talked to Smith after the camp and the pair exchanged several pleasantries.
"He was just telling me that this is a great place," Smith said. "I have been down here a bunch of times so I know what it is like down and here and he wants me to make the move too. He said he has seen me play and I have seen him play so I think it is still in the works so I am going to keep Ohio State right in sight and evaluate."
Miller described Smith as a go-to guy. Is that a role that Smith sees himself as?
"I think me and him can do it and if it coming me here I think we can get it done. He is a great kid, talked to him a little bit and he is a really good guy." Smith said.
While Smith wouldn't admit that he would accept on the spot all indications are that an Ohio State offer would be all that it takes to end his recruitment.
"I feel that this is the place to be and it fits just right for me and I have been down here a few times, three of their games, so I know what the atmosphere is like," "I am just going to talk it over with my family and make a decision from there."
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