Just a couple of weeks ago Indiana became the first school to verbally offer one of Ohio's top defensive backs.
Sebastian Smith, a 6-foot-2, 164-pound safety from Pickerington (Ohio) Central, performed well at the Columbus Nike Camp, especially in the one-on-one drills. He pulled in MVP honors among the defensive backs in attendance and that could end up being the boost he needs to really get his name out there in recruiting circles.
With a tall, slender build, Smith has great potential as a safety in pass coverage.
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As for the offer from Indiana, that still has him excited.
"That was my first offer," he recalled. "I think it was maybe a couple of weeks ago. I talk to the coaches a lot on Facebook and stuff like that. I'm going to go up there for a visit in June.
"They're in the Big Ten so I think that was a good offer. I'm looking forward to just going there and seeing the campus and the team."
Other Big Ten schools like Iowa and Michigan State are interested as well. Out of the Big East, Cincinnati has expressed interest.
"I think I'm going to go to Cincinnati's camp and some of the other ones in Ohio," Smith explained. "I think I'll go to Michigan and Michigan State's, too."
Last year Smith recorded around 70 tackles with 10 pass breakups and two picks, one of which he returned for a touchdown.