Recruiting is rising for 6-foot-0, 190-pound safety Da'Quan Smith. The Baltimore (Md.) City College High prospect has yet to pull an offer, but is visiting colleges.
"I just went to West Virginia for junior day and I'm going to Rutgers on April 21st, that's the only other visit I have planned," he said. "I really enjoyed the visit to West Virginia. I liked it. I liked the feel and had some time to talk to the safety coach, I really like their defense."
To date, West Virginia and Rutgers are the two schools showing the most interest in the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder.
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Still, Smith is high on a number of others as well.
"I like a lot of different schools on the East Coast, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Maryland and Rutgers," he said. "I like West Virginia's defense, they put their safeties in position to make plays. I haven't watched Rutgers a lot so I don't know as much about them, but Maryland is close.
"With Virginia Tech, I like their swag on defense. They have a solid defense."
As recruiting is just starting to pick up, Smith broke down what he wants in his future home.
"I want a school with a good academic program, somewhere I can graduate and get my major, right now I'm thinking a business program, I want to major in sports management."
In terms of his skills on the field, Smith posted 60 tackles, 12 deflections, six interceptions along with 923-yards and 14 touchdowns rushing in his first year at City College.