Corey Smith Makes 23

By 11W Staff on January 29, 2013 at 4:01p
118 Comments

When East Mississippi Community College WR Corey Smith was brought in for an official visit a few weeks back, many thought the four-star prospect would leave Columbus as a Buckeye.

That was not the case, as Urban Meyer and his staff certainly told Smith they wanted him in the fold, but some transcript issues needed to be worked out before they could accept his commitment. Those issues are apparently now settled, as Smith gave his verbal commitment to the coaches, becoming the 23rd member in Ohio State's recruiting class of 2013.

Smith, 6-0/190, went to high school at Akron (OH) Buchtel and committed to Tennessee following his senior season but took a detour via junior college where he shined. He caught 51 passes for 733 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2012 and is ranked as the 10th-best JUCO player in the nation by the 247 Composite. Smith is a four-star recruit by all recruiting services and was committed to Mississippi State prior to flipping to Team Urban.

After spending a year apiece at Grand Rapids and East Mississippi, Smith has all his school affairs in order and is set play immediately for the Buckeyes next season. Aside from the Bulldogs, Smith had offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, West Virginia, Arizona State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and a slew of other schools.

This is a big pickup for Meyer, as he was clearly looking for playmakers at the wide receiver position to add to an already stellar group that consists of Jalin Marshall, Taivon Jacobs, and possibly Gareon Conley, who could play both receiver and cornerback in Columbus. Smith is expected to see the field right away and will arrive at OSU with three years remaining to play two seasons.

The Bucks will be looking to add just one or two more players to their 2013 haul, so be sure to stay tuned to 11W for the latest happenings on the Ohio State recruiting trail.

Least importantly, this addition gives the Buckeye roster its fourth Corey (Philly, Pittsburgh, Linsley) and third Smith (Devin, Rod). Good luck, Paul Keels.


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Rapping Bum's picture

WAMP WAMP.
 
URBZ

Help is on the way.

Maestro's picture

Instant boost to the receiving corp.

vacuuming sucks

Dublin68's picture

what.....nice....thanks for the Graybox Alex finally

sfgoody's picture

Had that one ready i see! :)  Enormous pickup.  ANYthing else is gravy

sfgoods

Rapping Bum's picture

He has two years of eligibility, correct?

Help is on the way.

weimerad's picture

No....he has 4 years to play 3 years of football. 

Rapping Bum's picture

Help is on the way.

Alex's picture

Correct:

Smith is expected to see the field right away and will arrive at OSU with three years remaining to play two seasons.

Rapping Bum's picture

Thanks.

Help is on the way.

weimerad's picture

I don't understand why he is eligible for only 2 seasons.  He only play 1 year of JUCO ball. 

Alpo's picture

Grey box said he played two seasons of juco. Maybe you didn't see it in the moment of excitement!

weimerad's picture

My bad, I thought it read one year at 2 locations, not 1 year at EACH location. 

Alpo's picture

All good man, honest mistake. It happens

tennbuckeye19's picture

After spending a year apiece at Grand Rapids and East Mississippi, Smith has all his school affairs in order and is set play immediately for the Buckeyes next season. 

He's played 2 years, and has 2 years of eligibility remaining. I had to re-read it myself to get it.

Devin1024's picture

Good news comes in gray boxes!

btalbert25's picture

BITE YOUR TONGUE!!!!!!!  Gray boxes do not always bring good news.  We are just on a good news graybox streak right now.  Please do not anger the gray box gods though.

Mi.Buckeye's picture

Perhaps they should make it so Greyboxes means good news and the staff at 11w could make a bluebox or some other colored box for bad news!

brband64's picture

I think you're onto something here, though perhaps adding a different shape as well to differentiate even further....gray boxes mean good news, while blue balls are bad. Just a thought.

Mi.Buckeye's picture

If I had enough helmet stickers I would upvote your suggestion for blue balls being bad!
 

Squirrel Master's picture

UH, NO ON THE BLUE BOX!
go with Scarlett!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

GoBucks713's picture

Blue shouldn't be allowed on this page, unless it's being used to make fun of scUM.

-The Aristocrats!

osu07asu10's picture

A Scarlet box for bad news? blasphemous....

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Grey box = breaking news. No bias in any direction except that the news is breaking.

Anyone who was around two years ago remembers when grey boxes were despised.

btalbert25's picture

Yes, exactly, there was a time when a gray box usually meant a bad day was ahead

tennbuckeye19's picture

Whatdya say we never go back there, eh? 

GoBucks713's picture

My vacation to OBX during Memorial Day week was nearly ruined by Grey Boxes. If it weren't for the $9 cases of yuengling at the Food Lion, and the Mavs beating the Heat, I probably would have walked into the ocean and never came back.

-The Aristocrats!

AndyVance's picture

Let's think of this as a "grey box of joy," rather than a "grey box of doom," shall we?

osu07asu10's picture

As ramzy stated..gray boxes can bring both joy and doom...it is breaking joy and breaking doom.
I'd like to simply think of them as gray boxes

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

buckeye76BHop's picture

So true...it's why I love gray boxes now.  And no....not old lady porn as someone said before.  Which was overwhelmingly hilarious btw...I haven't laughed that much at something on this site in a while.  Good things...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Denny's picture

AIRBHGBG

Taquitos.

ATXbucknut's picture

Does this mean Elder is odd man out?  

UrbzRenewal's picture

Elder/Timmons are likely out if one of Wilson/Clark are in.

osu07asu10's picture

In your forum topic on Smith, you said that Timmons, Wilson, Clark and an OL would also follow suit...what gives?

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

WoodyTresselUrban's picture

Not sure how to feel about his commitment really. Happy for a polished WR... or sad that this most likely indicates we won't land both Clark and Wilson now.

German Buckeye's picture

So this means we go without who now?

Baroclinicity's picture

Giddy up!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

JasonBuck's picture

Alex, how does this impact the rest of the class? 

btalbert25's picture

I'm glad we landed this kid.  I was really hoping he'd be in the fold.  I'll take a really good Juco player over a great high school player in a position of need.  He'll be ready to come in and be an impact from day 1.

Sin City Buckeye's picture

Great news!!! Nothing like seeing a gray box to boost the spirits!!! Been a rollercoaster of a weekend and this is what the doctor ordered!!!

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

buckeye4life050233's picture

Good day in buckeyeland......there is something cookin' at the woody hayes war room and i think we have a couple more to look forward to come signing day.....Go Bucks!!!!!

bowthrock's picture

"Lets beat the shit out of Michigan".... Urban. Frank. Meyer.

osu07asu10's picture

Damnit, first Kate Upton got a .gif upvote from me and now the MAN, Ari Gold, gets one from me...lol excellent BTR!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

gwalther's picture

Haha. Good stuff.

Class of 2008

osu07asu10's picture

Would have given you credit for your creativity but seeing that entourage came out in 2004, I would be hard pressed to believe that meme is 10 years old. Good effort though, glad that was worth your time and that you follow my posting habits so closely.
I want to say I'm flattered, but quite honestly, I'm a little creeped out.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

gwalther's picture

I thought it was hilarious because you downvoted my comment that said #winningrecruits and replied with #nottwitter like two days ago, but have positive comments and upvotes on gifs/memes, which are more staples of reddit than 11W.
I'm not sure what part of someone pointing out the hypocrisy in that leads you to be creeped out.
 

Class of 2008

osu07asu10's picture

I actually didn't and don't downvote your or others posts for hashtag uses, it might have been from one of the multiple individuals that liked my post about it not being twitter, who knows.
I also generally hate .gifs and memes, which is if you read my post you'd know that, I have only truly liked two .gifs on the entire forum, Kate Upton and now Ari.
I am creeped out by Scott, who watches me so closely he can create memes about my posting habits, and I suppose I am now equally creeped out by your posts too. However, to feed the hypocrisy machine...


 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

gwalther's picture

Lol.

Class of 2008

Scott's picture

Thank you.

Class of 2008

btalbert25's picture

I have a feeling we could end up missing on Bell, Wilson, and Clark.  So, maybe the last 2 are an OL and Timmons or Elder.

Mi.Buckeye's picture

I was just thinking a little earlier how nice it would be to see a grey box soon!!!
 

gnesq1's picture

congrats to the young man....Who falls out Clark? 

BSTP DeCon's picture

Heck yes! Now I'm not going to be able to sleep before work tonight lol. Welcome to Ohio State, Corey!!

UrbzRenewal's picture

Thinking we take one of Clark/Wilson, if we whiff on both, Timmons will be in. That last spot, will likely be saved for Bell with a possibility of Hunt. 

OSUnathen's picture

I like this kid, watched him in High School and was pissed we didn't get him then. I think he will contribute more than most would think. 

Alex's picture

I see two more although there could be room for three depending on who else may leave the program

sfgoody's picture

Alex, I know you predicted wilson, skipper and maybe smith.  Assuming you feel good on wilson still, who is your 2nd?

sfgoods

Alex's picture

Maybe Vonn Bell, maybe Carrington, maybe Clark...who knows maybe even Hunt haha....I do think they get two more though

sfgoody's picture

Loving your optimism. Keeping EZE, and scoring wilson and clark would be...i shall not speak of it. ha

sfgoods

farmerbuck's picture

Welcome Mr.Smith!  Glad your a Buckeye!

You have to hate losing more than you love winning! GO BUCKS!!

madstork34's picture

Yay! Grey Box!!!

If it's too loud, then you're too old!!

buckeye76BHop's picture

This^^^

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

BuckNut51's picture

Love this kid. Thought a nice pic with that awesome news team from San Diego's KVWN-TV Channel 4 was in order. Stay awesome Columbus!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

This is a great use of a scholarship spot. It is an immediate production standpoint and can't wait to see this kid in action. Truly a big hit option and something for Braxton Miller to throw to.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Dublin68's picture

right now we are at 81

razrback16's picture

+1. We are currently at 81 in use. Given the #s we're recruiting, Urbz must know of at least 1-2 more kids who are bailing this offseason.

razrback16's picture

Welcome to the Brotherhood.

Tengauge's picture

Fantastic! The arsenal is building for the cold war with the north...

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Alex and I wrote this while he was still on campus. IT'S ABOUT TIME, SON.

AndyVance's picture

Talk about patience in reporting...

jvd253's picture

I would kill to see whatever other writeups ya'll are sitting on...

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

toad1204's picture

It's a good day to be a Buckeye...  Then again it's always a good day to be a Buckeye.  Thanks Alex.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

RBuck's picture

Good...I wanted this guy. Instant impact.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

sirclovis's picture

I love it! Instantly make our WR depth better.
On another note, who is that Quarterback? He has and absolute cannon.

Hovenaut's picture

Welcome home Corey!

It's all coming together....

kasheppard's picture

"Least importantly, this addition gives the Buckeye roster its fourth Corey (Philly, Pittsburgh, Linsley) and fourth Smith (Devin, Rod, Stewart). Good luck, Paul Keels."
 
Ok, did anyone else read it first as if we had Rod Stewart on our roster??? lmao...

Alex's picture

Ha changed it to third Smith since Stewart is graduating

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Obviously, it's a highlight video, but kid looks like he has great hands and runs nice sharp routes. 

GoBucks713's picture

.....how firm thy friendship....
 
Welcome Corey!

-The Aristocrats!

Matt's picture

Did we recruit Smith out of Akron when he first committed to the Vols?

Jangs78's picture

Seems like Ive been wating for a gray box for a looong time....thanks for making it happen, Corey!  Welcome to the Buckeye family!!

bucknut8's picture

this was an one hell of a way to use a scholarship!! Love it!
Gives Miller another deep threat receiver and he will see immediate playing time!
Ohio homegrown talent, with big playmaking ability. Miller has to be loving this commitment.
 

#Buckeyes

cinserious's picture

Random opposing defensive coordinator: Ok, you defend Smith
 CB: which Smith?
 DC: THE DEEPTHREAT OHIO GUY WITH PLAYMAKING ABILITY, YOU ASSHOLE!
 CB: okkkkkkaaaayyyyyyy. Which Smith?

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Squirrel Master's picture

Alex, is this your mystery flip since he is a flip on offense? huh? huh?

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

bhsiba99's picture

Corey "thank god it is not brown" Smith!!
 

SilverState's picture

Great pickup. Anyone else notice that dude getting laid out around the 2:05 mark? Pretty nicely done.

SaltyD0gg's picture

He'll play in front of more people at practice than he did at those games. Welcome, C4S3.

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

tennbuckeye19's picture

Cameron Hunt has reportedly eliminated OSU. I guess we won't be getting another O-lineman in the class.

Maestro's picture

suck, need to have a huge OLine class in 2014.

vacuuming sucks

BoFuquel's picture

Welcome Corey,all I ask is hate The Joke Of Whoreville as much as I do.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Dougger's picture

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like football

LouGroza's picture

Welcome aboard Mr. Smith. Nice to have you home.

Brutus Forever's picture

man this is good news. this dude has soft hands and excellent lateral agility (0:39). good luck corey, in the classroom and on the field.

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

buckeye76BHop's picture

Great get and he will play right away.  Sorry in advance to the other WRs bc he's going to see the field...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

sir rickithda3rd's picture

it sucks we are losing depth on the offensive line... but i think it will bode well for the class of 14 5* lineman... one has to think a shot at early playing time while playing for a big time school is a good recruiting tool

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

ATXbucknut's picture

Corey Smith to OSU is super-confirmed, right?  I think this guy drinks too much orange kool-aid. Or douche-aid, as it were...

ATXbucknut's picture

Uh oh. Trouble.
"EMCC coach Buddy Stephens is refuting the 247sports.com report this afternoon.
“Corey is visiting Tennessee next weekend,” Stephens told the Clarion-Ledger. “He hasn’t committed to anybody.”"

Dean's picture

He also seems to be tweeting from the future.  Obviously not credible.

Deuces Wild's picture

Not sure how they make it work, but I still think we take Bell, Wilson and Clark if they all want in. Hard to tell any of them no. There would be "playmakers" flying in everyone's face!

WezBuck28's picture

I'm doing the hot dog dance right now.. Those of you with kids know what I'm talkin about..

Phillips.449's picture

Damnit, now you got that freaking song in my head.  I am going for a run tonight and that is going to drive me bat sh!t crazy. :)

BROSEPH's picture

Saw this kid eat up Dymonte Thomas in high school, hope he does it again at tOSU.

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

So what is the real answer?  His coach is saying he is visiting UT this weekend and we are getting reports he's committed... Which one is it?

Phillips.449's picture

So pumped to come home to this news after a long day!  We needed a WR and we got one! Nice work Urbz and company!

okiebuck's picture

Very cool; welcome home to O-H-I-O young man; now Dontre Wilson would be the cherry on top of this speed burner sundae!! 

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

buckeyebryant's picture

I can't wait to see these three on the field at the same time!
Corey Brown - Devin Smith - Corey Smith
Like the article said, good luck to the announcers!

AJBor41's picture

Don't forget the occasional Corey Linsley and Rod Smith calls too...

Run_Fido_Run's picture

It sounds like Corey Smith is a composite name of all Buckeyes' players names combined. Henceforth, all Buckeye players will be bad ass, lightning fast robots named "Corey Smith I," "Corey Smith II," "Corey Smith III," etc.  

DefendYoungstown's picture

You mean "Rod Jones", right?
 

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

buckeyedude's picture

Is there a Devin Brown being recruited, by chance?

 

 

Poison nuts's picture

Wanted to say 'welcome Corey' but not sure I should now....can someone please confirm what's going on here?
edit: in the link above, where the coach is refuting this news, it also has a link to Corey tweeting a bunch that he has indeed committed....so - Welcome Corey!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

tampa buckeye's picture

 
 Great pick up you can not watch his film and not think of Holmes.  This Offense is going to be a nightmare for the big ten...hopefully one unlucky SEC team at the end of the year as well.

fansince1968's picture

Welcome to the Buckeyes!

cinserious's picture

today's my birthday!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

osubuckeye4life's picture

^ Happy Birthday!
 
Great add if this is accurate. 
If so welcome to tOSU and back to the state of Ohio Corey!