Overland Park (Kan.) St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Brian Smith is already considered to be one of the top players in the state of Kansas. He already had a great list of early offers, and that offer list was expanded by one school earlier this week.
"I got an offer from Arizona State and coach Bill Miller," Smith, who is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, said. "It's a really good school. I know they have a good tradition out there, and they have great weather and it's a neat town. I could see myself at a school like that."
But Smith also admits he's not in any rush to make a decision and the schools that had offered him previously are all very, very tempting options – especially the three local schools of Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri. He has offers from all three, along with offers from Kentucky and Washington to go along with the ASU one.
"Raheem Morris from K-State was the first to call me, and that was really cool," Smith said. "He called me on Monday night and told me he wished he could have called me at 12:01 a.m. He said he almost did, but didn't want to wake anybody up. I thought it was really neat to have a coach think that highly of me to want to call me right away."
Michigan and Purdue were also by his school this week, and he hopes to impress coaches this weekend at the Columbus NIKE Training Camp at Ohio State.
"That's a really big deal for me," Smith said. "It'll be a good chance to show people what I have and what I can bring to the table."
Smith will also participate in the Greater Kansas City Combine on Monday afternoon.