It has been relatively quiet on the recruiting front for Sam Smith in recent weeks as he prepares for his senior season but things could pick up dramatically especially after his first few games.
So far, the 6-foot-4, 283-pound defensive tackle from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks lists offers from Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, UNLV and Washington State but many other schools are showing interest.
Cosumnes Oaks coach Ryan Gomes said once school starts up again and the season gets underway many of those coaches could be ready to offer since they know Smith's abilities.
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"We've been so busy with our football summer stuff, we had our camp at Boise State and he had the Atlanta trip (for the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge), it's been fairly quiet now," Gomes said.
"When we go back in is when I'll go hot and heavy again communicating with coaches. He's really high on a lot of radars for coaches and we can send out film after the first couple games."
Many Pac-12 programs have shown interest in Smith, who had a good showing at the Oakland NIKE Camp this spring, and Gomes said he believes it's only a matter of time - or a few games - until things pick up even more in Smith's recruitment.
"Everybody knows he can play," Gomes said. "Everybody that has come in and watched film or watched practice, they know what he's capable of."
Rivals.com rates Smith as the No. 26 defensive tackle in the 2013 class and No. 57 in the California state rankings.