Four-Star Wide Receiver L'Christian "Blue" Smith Commits to Ohio State

By Andrew Lind on August 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

This spring, Huber Heights Wayne four-star wide receiver L'Christian "Blue" Smith repeatedly heard outside sources tell him he wasn't a priority for Ohio State or that he'd only play tight end at the next level.

A sit down with head coach Urban Meyer in May made it clear that wasn't the case at all, though. And after several months of deliberation and prayer, Smith committed to the Buckeyes ahead of Wayne's nationally televised game against Pine-Richland (PA) on Sunday morning.

The Smith File

  • Class: 2018
  • Size: 6-foot-5, 198 pounds
  • Pos: WR
  • School: Wayne (Huber Heights, OH)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 4 (ATH)

"The legacy coach Meyer has going at Ohio State is unbelievable," Smith told Eleven Warriors. "I wanna be a part of greatness, and he's the best. He cares about me more than just football, and I love that. I can't wait to put on the Scarlet and Gray."

The 6-foot-5, 198-pound Smith is considered the fourth-best prospect in the state and No. 119 prospect overall in the Class of 2018. He picked Ohio State over finalists Cincinnati and Kentucky.

There was a moment in time when it seemed as if things were trending toward the Wildcats, as the aforementioned tight end talk — plus his relationship with recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow and teammate and three-star defensive end commit Alex Reigelsperger — seemingly outweighed the chance to play for his dream school. Kentucky was the first program to offer him a scholarship, too.

But following the aforementioned meeting and a visit to campus for a one-day camp in early June, at which time Smith called Columbus — better yet, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center — “the place to be,” the tide began to change. Still undecided, he then set an announcement date

“I prayed hard on it a lot, and I just woke up one day — just a normal day — and it hit me, man. Ohio State had my heart from Day 1,” Smith said.

Smith becomes the 17th member, but first wide receiver, of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class.

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