Ryan Smith put up big numbers in his sophomore and junior seasons but he hasn't picked up major offers yet - maybe because he's a 5-foot-7 wide receiver.
Height could be playing a factor for the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout who has combined for 1,976 yards and 32 touchdowns the last two seasons.
"I want to go to an offense I feel comfortable with, like a spread offense that throws the ball a lot, so that's the kind of offense I'm looking for," Smith said last weekend at the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas.
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"A lot of coaches, and even my coaches, say I have to be the toughest one on the field because of my height. That's what I have to do so I'm hitting the weight room hard to beat everybody on the field."
New Mexico has offered Smith, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, and he said some Pac-12 and Big Ten schools are showing interest but things aren't too busy at this point in his recruitment.
Smith, who averaged more than 28 yards per catch in his junior season and has proven to be a game-breaker, said he wants to get out to camps this off-season to prove he can be effective on the Division I level.
Over the next few months, Smith could catch the attention of many college coaches because he is such a playmaker.
"I'm still young but I'm starting to develop a little bit so hopefully this year will be a lot better," Smith said.