March 5, 2008

Smith is a recruit on the rise

The hottest name on the Georgia recruiting circuit right now may be Branden Smith. The athlete recently received his first two offers from Clemson and Georgia, and more should be on the way. He participated in last weekend's Nike Combine and he came away with good results.

"I think I did real good on a windy day like today," said Smith minutes after he completed the circuit.

"I don't like to make excuses so I know I can do better. My time was in the mid 4.5's in the forty-yard dash, which they say is good for today, but I know I am faster than that so I will have to work some more and try again."

As a cornerback, there is a certain level of confidence that coaches want you to have when covering wideouts. Smith will have the chance to show that in the near future.

"I plan on being at the Nike Camp in Alabama. I am going to go out there and try to show my talent and let my skills shine. Anyone I get in front of I will try to shut down."

The athlete from Atlanta-Booker T. Washington has two offers, and says more should be coming soon.

"Clemson and UGA offered me already, and Auburn, Florida State and Alabama are looking real hard."

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