Waldorf (Md.) Westlake athlete Devon Smith made his way to Penn State over the weekend. The 5-foot-7, 140-pounder took an unofficial visit to State College for the Nittany Lions big win over Illinois.
"It went really well," he said. "It was a nice experience with my family. It was the first time they had been to something like that. They didn't go to college and we've never been to a stadium that big. The fans there are crazy, I got to go out on the field for pregame and some of the fans were asking if I was Devon and if I'm the fast one, they were all telling me I'm not too small. It was real nice."
Smith hung out with a number of other recruits on the trip including Travis Hawkins, Stephon Morris and Darrell Givens. He also met with the coaches.
"I talked to Coach McQueary and Larry Johnson for a good 10 minutes," he stated. "They just said the same things and mostly talked to my family.
"Coach McQueary told me before the game to keep an eye on Derrick Williams because that is how they plan to use me."
What was Smith's take on the game?
"It was something I never could have imagined," he said. "It was really great.
"Derrick Williams stood out big. He did a good job. I liked that. The atmosphere at Penn State is great with the pride and tradition."
From here, what is next for the three-star prospect?
"I have one more visit coming up to Temple in the next couple weeks and then I'll make a decision," he said. "I'm down to North Carolina, Penn State and Temple.
"I don't know if I have the offer from UNC. My coach called me while I was at Penn State. I need to find out this week."