Smith Makes a Fast 15

By 11W Staff on June 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm
Better late then never

Massilon Washington's Devin Smith became the 15th member of the Ohio State recruiting class of 2011 today just days after receiving a scholarship offer from Jim Tressel. The 6-2/175 receiver came to OSU's Senior Advanced Camp last weekend without a Buckeye offer in hand, but left the event feeling good that the coveted offer from the home state school would soon be on the horizon. His gut served him right and within 24 hours of leaving Columbus, Darrell Hazell gave him the call he was waiting for.

Smith, who has just under 1,000 yards receiving and 15 TDs as a junior last year, committed to the Bucks over offers from West Virginia, Penn State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Nebraska, and others. He built quite a rapport with Braxton Miller at the Ohio State camp last week and hopefully that combination will hook up many times in the near future. Smith's commitment comes on the same afternoon in which linebacker prospect James Vaughters chose Stanford, giving Buckeye Nation some good news. There should be around seven to nine spots remaining in this recruiting class and it will be interesting to see who pulls the trigger next.