One player that recruiters should be certain not to overlook is Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower’s Terrence Smith.
Smith played tight end a year ago. But with his move to linebacker this season, he has the looks of a bona fide recruiting sleeper.
Smith is 6-foot-3, 225 pounds and runs a 4.6. He’s grown a couple of inches in the last year and he says he is still not finished growing.
But there are things beside his growth spurt that is starting to catch the eyes of recruiters.
“I think I’m playing pretty good right now,” Smith explained. “I’m going all out, so I think they see that a little.”
And the gridiron is not the only place where Smith excels. He holds the school record for the long jump with a leap of 22-feet, 4-inches. He also starts on the schools basketball team.
Colorado and New Mexico already noticed his athleticism over the summer when both programs offered scholarships. TCU, Tennessee, Iowa State, Missouri, Miami, Texas A&M and Rice have also made contact in one form or another.
According to sources, Smith’s on-field performance this season has been nothing short of outstanding. So if his rousing play continues, expect this recruiting “sleeper” not to be a sleeper much longer.