Rivals100 athlete Brandon Smith has taken a break from the recruiting game. The New Brunswick, N.J. star recently got nominated for the Army All-American game and is awaiting news on whether he'll actually get an invitation.
"I've been focused on All-American stuff right now more than recruiting," he said. "I was nominated to play in the game in San Antonio, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to play in it yet. They want me to come to a camp on June 28th before I find out.
"Right now I don't want to get too excited, but if I do make it it's a great honor. I'd love to play in that game."
On the recruiting front, Smith isn't looking at attending any camps. However, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is considering some unofficial visits.
"I do want to take unofficials, but I'm not sure where," he said. "I think they'll be more local since most of the schools further away wanted me to visit in the past few weeks. The problem with that is I don't get out of school until the end of this week, so I wasn't able to make it on any of those visits.
"If I don't end up taking the visits this summer, I'll be alright as I will just take my official visits and utilize them to the best of my ability."
Meanwhile, Smith claims five schools are currently leading for his services.
"Pretty much you could say Rutgers, Wisconsin, Michigan, NC State and West Virginia are my top five," he said. "Not only are they good on the field for the most part, but they are great academically too. I know I want to major in criminal justice and all of those programs are good in that. They also have high graduation rates amongst athletes."
Obviously the No. 3 prospect in the Garden State will take officals, does he have any idea when a decision will come?
"Most likely the top five schools will get my officials and then if I get invited to the All-American game I'll announce there."