NYC back takes visit, has leader

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Xaverian running back Laray Smith claims three offers. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder notes that one school sticks out from the group now after a recent visit, but adds he isn't set to decide.
"I've got offers from Connecticut, Syracuse and Buffalo," he said. "I went to Connecticut's junior day last weekend and they really want me to come there."
Smith is interested in the Huskies.

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"I like the school," he said. "It's a great education and program in the Big East. I do want to weigh my options to make sure I find the perfect place for me."
Still, Smith notes Connecticut is standing out.
"Out of the three offers, I'm probably liking Connecticut," he said. "I like that they kind of recognized me since I was a sophomore and they really want me. My parents like the school too, but I just want to see other opportunities."
Smith will do just that as he plans to head on visits to Syracuse and Temple in the near future.
As he contemplates his options further, what is Smith looking for in a college?
"I know I want to go to a good academic school and major in communications," he said. "For football, I want to be in a spread offense. I also don't want to be too far from home, the furthest being seven or eight hours."
On the field, the New York City prospect posted 993-yards rushing on 135 carries and 11 touchdowns while earning first team all-city honors.
Not only a star football player, Smith is a talent in track.
"I'm actually going to states next Saturday and I'm eighth in the nation in the 300, first in the city and fourth in the state in the 200," he said. "I definitely want to do track in college if I can. I don't have my heart set on it like football, but it's a fun sport that keeps you conditioned."