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.
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"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.