Offers continue to roll for Virginia Beach (Va.) Kempsville wide receiver Jay Smith. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder is up to eight scholarships and it looks like one school is standing out for him early in the process?
"Jay participated in a combine earlier this spring in Durham and was named MVP of the whole event, since then schools have been offering him like crazy," said Kempsville head coach Jeff McGowan. "Right now he's got offers from Akron, East Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia, LSU, Kentucky and North Carolina State.
"I think North Carolina State is his favorite at the moment. His father played there and they were the first school to offer him in writing. Despite that, he is still keeping his options open."
Last season Smith hauled in 17 receptions for 276 yards and six touchdowns.
"Jay is a big-time receiver for us," he said. "Before we didn't throw the ball that much and that is why Kevin Simmons ran for so many yards. Since we have been really comfortable with Jay and started connecting with him more.
"He is a very hardworking kid that runs routes and catches well. His biggest asset on the field is that he blocks really well. He'll block all the way downfield for Kevin and doesn't take a play off. He has a big future ahead of him."
The wide receiver prospect is looking to attend the Adidas Combine and either the Nike Camp at Penn State or Clemson. This summer he plans to be in attendance at the North Carolina State camp with the team.