Jerome Smith is a running back prospect from Bear, Delaware. Smith, 5-11 and 210 pounds, made his decision today and committed to Syracuse.
"I actually pitched it to some of my coaches a few days ago," Smith said. "Then I made it official today and called coach (Doug) Marrone. He told me he was excited and couldn't wait until I got up there. I am excited. The coaching staff at Syracuse is like family and they treat me like family. They are very straight forward. They also have a great history of backs. Where else do you have a running back tradition like Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little?"
Smith camped with Syracuse last month and was offered shortly after by running backs coach Stan Drayton. He was also considering Wisconsin, Boston College and others.
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"One of the things I love about the Orangemen is I love the feeling going on up there. Things are changing and I cant wait to see what they do this season. I can't wait until next season and get in there and play. That program is going to changing directions and they are going to get to bowl games. I want to be a part of that."
Last season as a junior, Smith rushed the ball 136 times for 856 yards, caught 34 passes for 260 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.
"I think I am a pretty balanced back and do a little bit of everything. I can run with power, speed and catch the football."