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SoCal athlete lands No. 3

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Athlete prospect, Derron Smith (5-11, 165, 4.6) from Banning, Calif., is a jack-of-all-trades received his third offer. This offer comes from a BCS school.
"Derron received offer number three from Nebraska last night," Banning coach John Stockham said. "They were at the school last week and were very impressed. "
"Nebraska just mailed the offer on Friday and we got it yesterday," Stockham said. "Also, he has very strong interest from Fresno State and UTEP."
"Just this week the Arizona schools (ASU, Arizona) have been heating up," Stockham said. "I would expect more offers soon."
Nebraska joins San Diego State and UNLV as teams that have offered the athletic Mr. Smith.
Other schools that are showing interest in Smith are ASU, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, and Utah. He is scheduled to take in a junior day at Cal.
The scouting report on Smith is he's an outstanding all around athlete who has tremendous versatility. Smith is a standout for Banning on both sides of the ball, but he limit himself to only being a two-way player. He also stands out on special teams as he is his team's punter, kicker and return man.
From his quarterback position, Smith passed for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns. He rushed for 1,094 more yards and eight rushing touchdowns.
On defense he was just as good, racking up 87 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions, one of his picks he returned 87 yards for another touchdown and two forced fumbles.
As a special teams player, Smith had 348 return yards and as a placekicker hit on 13 of 17 PATs. He even averaged 35.7 yards per punt.
Smith's junior season performance saw him earn League Defensive MVP, all-CIF, second-team all-State and all-area (HM) as a junior.
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