COPPELL, Texas - After watching his highly recruited running back Emmanuel Moody sign his letter of intent to Southern Cal last year, word is spreading about another top prospect of coach Mike Fuller's in junior cornerback prospect Devin Smith.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is a player that Fuller says is as "talented as any player he's coached." While he may be different in a lot of respects from a prospect like Moody, he certainly should be receiving big time college recruiting attention as next the fall months move towards the winter.
"He's a very athletic kid who plays corner for us, but he's also a great punt returner," Fuller said. "He's been a varsity basketball player since his sophomore year and he's also on our track team. We play him every down on defense but also on offense when we need him.
"Devin is a great kid, hard worker, and is going to be a phenomenal college prospect."
As a sophomore, Smith had five interceptions and his well on his way to that mark again this season with two. No scholarship offers have come yet, but coach Fuller says he's had phone calls or mail come from just about everybody in the Big 12 and beyond.
His father, Steve Smith, played for Memphis. However, Fuller says he's not sure if he's leaning anywhere just yet.
"We don't talk a whole lot about recruiting yet," Fuller said. "Right now we're just focusing on his season and how he's doing. But, the letters are coming in pretty heavily already."