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Juco RB has ties to Southeast

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Looking for an elite junior college running back? If so then check out Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College standout Kendrick Smith. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder racked up 172 yards two weeks ago and then he chewed up 103 yards on Saturday in a 62-6 victory over Hutchinson Community College.
"Our offensive line is really gelling right now," Smith, originally from Patterson, La., said. "We've been running a lot of toss plays and things off tackle. It all seems to work. At least it has the past two weeks. I feel good about what we're doing."
A highly-recruited prospect out of high school, Smith has one written offer from Louisville, but he said others have told his coaches and let him know that they want him bad.
"Other people like Florida, Florida State, Mississippi State and Tennessee have been recruiting me pretty hard," Smith said. "I've been busy with classes so I've missed some calls from coaches, but I don't have any idea at this point what I'm thinking."
He does have some things in mind, though.
"I want a team that uses the I-formation and uses their running backs a lot," he said. "But I'm not too picky at this point. I want to play for a big-time school."
He'll likely get his chance to as he's considered one of the elite running backs in the junior college ranks. Smith is the brother of former Florida Gator and NFL wide receiver Ike Hilliard.
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