When you are one of the nation’s most explosive players you have the luxury of taking the recruiting process in stride. In fact, we may not know just how many offers Pahokee, Fla., 5-foot-9, 181 pound running back Antone Smith may have.
“I don’t know who all has offered,” said Smith.
“All my mail goes to my coach first. I haven’t been down to the field house in several weeks to pick up my mail. The last time I counted I had 13 offers, but I may have more than that now, I really don’t know.”
Last year as a junior, he had more than 1,000 yards in rushing and 12 touchdowns. He had an ankle injury, which kept him out of over three games last season. The year before as a sophomore, he rolled up almost 2,000 yards and had 21 touchdowns.
“I wouldn’t mind leaving Florida to tell you the truth,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that I’m not looking at Florida schools, but right now I’m leaning to leaving the state. I’m looking at N.C. State, Iowa, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami and Florida right now, but there are others.”
Smith attended “pro-day” in Miami last weekend. He also plans to attend the Nike Camp in Miami in April along with the Down and Dirty camp and a 7-on-7 camp at Temple.
“I’ve been thinking about college a lot lately,” he said. “It really starts stressing me out to be honest because it is such a hard decision. There are so many good things about all of these schools and it is really hard to make a decision. I know I have a while to worry about that, but I’m afraid it is only going to get worse.”
Smith was named to the Rivals 100 team and is expected to rake in more honors as the recruiting process wears on.
“I just want to do what is best for me and I feel like leaving the state of Florida is best for me,” he said. “I never grew up a fan of any one school in particular so I don’t really have any loyalties to one particular place.”