The long wait is over for Hammonton (N.J.) St. Joseph athlete Darryl Smith.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete has largely taken a backseat to teammates Kaiwan Lewis and Max Valles, committed to South Carolina and Virginia respectively, when it comes to the recruiting spotlight.
Monday was Smith's day.
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"I received an offer from Bucknell," Smith explained. "I'm happy. It's my first offer. I'm going to hopefully build off of that. I hope the recruiting thing keeps going on and on.
"I believe they're recruiting me as a safety. I was up there for camp on July 30."
What are his thoughts on the school?
"It's a beautiful campus," he noted. "The football players stay together. I was talking to them and they said the freshmen really stick together. They've got a nice field and they have turf. The field is awesome. Plus it's right there in town."
Smith is also hearing from Buffalo and is hoping for FBS offers.