Player Profile: Bremen RB David Smith
Posted May 14, 2011 5:58 pm
Photo courtesy of Bremen High School Football
FinestPreps has searched for the latest stud on the gridiron and Mike Pendleton has found him for us.
He hails from the state of Illinois, is blessed with blazing speed (sub 4.4 40 yard dash), and boasts double-digit scholarship offers from various college football programs across the country.
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Check below for his report on a stud class of 2012 running back that college coaches across the country are drooling over!
There is no true definition to “the perfect football player” but for David Smith, being the best player he can be is the perfect way to be. Smith, from Bremen High School (Midlothian, Illinois) is making noise in the class of 2012 at the running back position.
At 6 feet and 196 pounds, Smith has great build for a running back. Although his team went 3-6 this past season, Smith kept a positive attitude saying “It was all a learning experience for myself and the entire team. Both teams come out and play to win, and to go through a losing season, we realize how hard we must play, and I realize that I have more work to do.”
A balanced back, Smith says his best features as running back are his size and speed. With the build of a Division-I-A running back and the speed to make his defenders miss, Smith has caught attention from schools across the country.
Already obtaining offers from schools: Arizona, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, Oregon State, West Virginia, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue, Smith has found his mailbox to be very full.
Despite the schools already offering Smith has seen increased interest in schools: Nebraska, Florida, Ole Miss, Missouri, Stanford, Oregon, and plenty others. “The amount of offers and attention isn’t what I seek, I seek to find the best program that I fit into football and academically.”
When asked about how recruiting can stay in control while schools from across the country are contacting him, Smith says “The important part of the recruiting process is seeing what every school has to offer and how you’d fit into various programs. That’s really what I’m looking for in my college decision, what school I will fit into best, and how much can I contribute right away.”
While his decision is still to come, Smith wants everyone to know that “I am a very disciplined player and someone who will do whatever it takes to win.” Smith says he lives by the saying “Why take score if winning isn’t everything?”
Humble, respectful, and focused. David Smith, running back of 2012 has already made noise in the running back class but will look to continue that mark as his senior season progresses. If schools haven’t offered or contacted David Smith, it goes without saying that they will soon enough, and when they do, he’ll look to see exactly how he can contribute. There may not be a perfect football player, but David Smith strives to be the best.
Mike Pendleton is a contributing writer for FinestPreps.com. He is also the CEO of all4recruits.com. You can check out his website at: http://all4recruits.com.
Check out Smith’s junior highlights below!