Junior offensive lineman Tyrell Smith of Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep looks to be in line to become yet another BCS level recruit to come out of the powerhouse program. Smith is beginning to see increased interest from a number of schools and hopes to check out a few of them during the winter and spring.
"Recruiting is real good," said Smith, who is 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds. "A lot of schools are showing serious interest."
Smith believes that the two schools showing the most serious early interest are Miami and Boston College. He is already familiar with one of these programs.
"I went to the Boston College camp and on November 10th I got invited to their game against Notre Dame," said Smith. "It was amazing. I loved the campus and the coaches are great people."
Since that time Boston College underwent a coaching chance.
"Coach Spaz was a great coach, but Coach Addazio is a great addition and I feel it is definitely for the better of the program," said Smith.
There are no other visits planned at this time, but when the time arises, Smith would like to take a closer look at Miami, Rutgers, Maryland and Penn State.
He was also asked if he currently claims any early favorites.
"No not yet," said Smith. "They are all great schools and it's still early for me, so I can't give you one specific school."
On the field this fall, Don Bosco Prep had a much more disappointing season than they are used to, but Smith was pleased with his personal growth.
"I had a very good season this year," he said. "Our run game was huge for us and I took pride in my pass blocking. I couldn't let our quarterback get hit. Me getting stronger in the off-season definitely made me a better run blocker."
Smith has begun to turn his focus towards the 2013 season.
"I already started lifting and once January comes we start our team lifts, so everyday I'll be in the weight room," he said.