2014 athlete Thaddius Smith of Springfield (Pa.) Cardinal O'Hara is off to a fantastic start on the field. Off the field Smith continues to hold two offers and will also be attending his first college game this Saturday at an ACC school.
"Recruiting is moving along very well," said Smith, who is 5-foot-11 and 170-pounds. "I'm getting a lot of interest from a lot of places and I'm receiving lots of mail. I will be attending my first college game this Saturday at Boston College when they play Clemson."
With this being his first college game, Smith hopes to experience a few things.
"I hope to see a nice campus, experience the college level of football, see how much different it is from high school football and see the atmosphere with the crowd and everything," said Smith. "I think it will be a good game. I want to learn how the college players prepare themselves and what it's like on game day for them."
Besides Boston College, Smith hopes to hit the road for a few more visits when he gets the chance.
"Michigan, West Virginia, Ohio State, Maryland and I have others, but I have to sit down with my coach and mom first to talk about it," he said
Smith continues to hold offers from Rutgers and Temple, but besides these two schools a number of other schools have increased their level of interest recently.
"I will have to say I hear from a lot of different schools, but it's probably between Boston College, Georgia, South Carolina and Michigan State," he said.
On the field, Smith is lining up at wide receiver, running back and cornerback.
"It's going well," said Smith. "We're 3-1 right now heading into a big game this Friday against Archbishop Wood. I think I have been playing well so far. I'm coming off a five touchdown game, but there are still things I have to work on."
While he admits he has things to work on, he has also noticed improvements in his game since last season.
"My route running ability, getting extra yards after the catch and running hard so that one defender won't bring me down," said Smith.