John Smith excels on both sides of the ball for Long Beach (Calif.) Poly but so far all his offers are for safety.
That's fine with the 6-foot-1, 185-pound 2014 prospect but he'd also like a chance to show college coaches how effective he can be at wide receiver.
So far, Smith has received offers from UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Fresno State and San Jose State. He said Arizona has been showing more interest but his recruitment has been pretty quiet in recent weeks.
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"A lot of the same ones have been talking to me," Smith said. "I recently talked to Arizona and that's pretty much it.
"Washington State, Washington and UCLA are talking to me the most. Most of them are talking defensive back but they're opening up to it. I still think it's kind of too early but some favorites are coming."
Smith, who helped lead Long Beach Poly to the state bowl championship game this past season, said he hopes to hear more from USC, Oregon and some SEC teams in the coming months.
There are preliminary plans for the 2014 prospect to attend junior days at UCLA, USC and possibly Washington but nothing has been determined yet.
As for location, Smith said it probably won't play a major factor in his decision. UCLA has made some early moves in his recruitment and he's waiting on USC but the 2014 recruit is open to leaving town as well.
School will come first in his decision so that could be an influence once he gets serious about making a commitment.
"Academics are going to always be first for me," Smith said. "I want to fit in and be in a good environment. Being in the city or out of it isn't a big deal to me."