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Offers begin to roll in for Pennsylvania CB

Pennsburg (Pa.) Perkiomen School cornerback Abdul Smith is quickly becoming one of the top corner prospects in Pennsylvania in 2009. The 6-foot-0, 180-pounder already holds one official offer and a number of other verbals.
"I got my first offer in the middle of last week from Colorado," he said. "They sent it in the mail to my house. That was my first written, but I've got a few other verbals from Rutgers, Connecticut and West Virginia.
"I plan to visit Connecticut on March 1st and West Virginia March 15th. I'm probably going to visit North Carolina and North Carolina State in April. I'm getting interest from them as well as Wake Forest."
Colorado is the first official offer, what does he think about that?
"I just checked up on their recruiting and saw that they got the top running back and a couple good linebackers," he said. "I see they have a new stadium too and they upset Oklahoma who did well last year. I think I might check it out this summer. I hear it's nice in Boulder. The fact it's far away is not a concern for me."
Growing up Smith was a big fan of another school.
"Growing up I was huge on Florida State," he said. "I am going to their camp along with Florida's this summer. I'm looking at all the schools, but I understand they don't offer that much out of state. They'll evaluate me in person and we'll see how it goes."
So, what does Smith want in a school?
"I just want to go to a big college and I'd like to major in business," he said. "I want a school with a rich tradition at my position, a good graduation rate and somewhere they send their players to the NFL. I would like to be on a team that is in the national championship hunt too."
This spring Smith plans to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State and Baltimore Nike Combine.
As a junior Smith played quarterback and safety for Perkiomen School posting over 1,630-yards and 21 touchdowns along with 60 tackles and four interceptions on defense as he earned first team all-area honors.
"As a cornerback, I think I have good recovery speed and the strength to bump a receiver," he said. "I do need to work on my hips and backpedaling."
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