All of the talk about quarterbacks in the Midwest has been focused on guys like James Banks and Justin Zwick. But there is another blue-chipper that is well worth the attention.
Coaches love the talent that Cleveland Glenville dual-threat quarterback Troy Smith brings to the table, and if he was in better shape in the class room his offer list would be a mile long. Regardless, it's already an impressive sheet.
"I'd list West Virginia as my top team," he said. "I'm going to visit them on the first weekend in December. I really like their offense. It's a spread offense like we use.
"In their system, the quarterback can be deadly on the run and on the pass."
But the Mountaineers aren't the only team after Smith, who is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. Smith also lists Virignia Tech, Pitt, Ohio State, Michigan State and Indiana as his top teams.
He has offers from all of his top teams - except for Virignia Tech.
"After West Virginia, I'm pretty open," he said. "I'm going to take my visits and see what happens. I at least want to see a few schools, so I can compare things."
Glenville is 1-0 on the season thanks to Smith's efforts. In the season opener, he threw for 135 yards and rushed for another 80. He also threw for a score and ran one in for a touchdown.