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Third Pac-10 offer for Smith

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Three Pac-10 teams have now offered Richard Smith with Arizona State joining UCLA and Washington on the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly wide receiver's list.
Smith, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound prospect who's included on the Rivals 250 to watch for 2012 list, finished with 23 receptions for 597 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior season.
He along with Poly teammates Josiah Blandin and Randall Goforth are expected to attend Arizona State's junior day next month. All three of them are wide receivers.
"I think it's a great school," Smith said of Arizona State. "It's a nice area also. I just started talking to them a little more than a month ago. I've been talking to (wide receivers) coach (Steve) Broussard and we're really cool. I think it's a good school and my teammates think so too so that's important.
"We do want to stay together but then again we don't know. Most likely we're going to the same college. So far, ASU is pretty cool."
A commitment is not expected soon. Smith said he plans to make his pledge right before football season so colleges still have time to get involved with him. He's said multiple times though that he favors the Pac-10.
That's good then that his three offers come from that conference. A leader has emerged but Smith is keeping that under wraps for now.
The Long Beach Poly standout said he and his parents are expected to visit Washington soon. Cal remains one of Smith's frontrunners however the Golden Bears have not offered yet.
"I have a favorite but I'm not really going to say right now," Smith said. "It's a Pac-10 school though."
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