When things go bad on the field, some times you look for positives that can lift you up. That’s exactly the case with Warrensville Heights, Ohio, receiver Trumaine Smith, and the thing that the 6-foot-3, 185-pound two-star prospect looks toward is recruiting.
“It’s exciting to have something positive to look toward,” Smith said.
“When you talk to these coaches and they say how interested they are in you and you’re doing things the right way it makes you feel good.”
But Smith also knows that things on the field are still tough to handle. His team is off to an unprecedented 0-4 start.
“It’s been pretty tough,” Smith said. “We’ve been making a lot of dumb mistakes with penalties, missed assignments and things like that. But we’re going to turn it around. We have Shaker Heights this week. It’s a good time to step up. If we execute our plays and do it the right way, we’ll beat them.”
Smith said quite a few schools are beating a path to the receiver on his phone.
So far he’s received calls from Michigan, Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Ohio, Miami of Ohio, Louisville and Indiana. He’s yet to earn an official offer but most say that after they see film on him, offers should be on the way.
Smith, ranked as the No. 33 player in Ohio by Rivals.com, said he’s built a great relationship with the Toledo coaching staff.
“We talk about everything,” he said. “Football, academics, some times we even talk about girls.”