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Four-star WR prepares for camps

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Detroit Southeastern four-star receiver Fred Smith is without question a wanted man.
Ranked as the No. 23 receiver in the nation and the No. 4 player overall in Michigan, Smith has a good list of scholarship offers that includes both in-state schools Michigan and Michigan State.
Smith said those two schools remain near the top of his list, along with Ohio State, which has yet to officially offer him.
"One of the Ohio State coaches was my school near the end of the spring evaluation process," Smith said. "He was talking like they wanted to offer me. They just want me to come and see the campus first then if I do that he basically said they will offer me. So I'll probably go down there for one of their camps this summer. I might head up there some time this next week or so."
He also hopes to check out a stop in Ann Arbor sometime this week for the Wolverines' summer camp. He said he really wants to check out Michigan, so he can see how it compares to Michigan State, a school that he's visited several times in person.
"Michigan State is approximately an hour away," he said. "Michigan is about 30 or 40 minutes. Then Ohio State is like 2 or 2 ½ hours. So location really won't play any factor."
Smith said he hopes to bring some of his family with him on these visits the next few weeks because it could help him go along way toward making up his mind.
"I'm getting closer than I was," he said. "But I'm still going to ride it out until like right before the season."
Speaking of the season, Smith said he's pumped about 2007.
"We look pretty good for this season," he said.
"We had a young team last year, but we look good for this year. I would probably like to improve on just my ability to completely take over a game this summer. I want to show everybody what I've got this year."
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