Caleb Smith plans to watch a lot of college football on television this fall so the Renton (Wash.) Kentridge tight end can figure out which offenses work best for him.
Time in front of the tube could pay big dividends for Smith, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound three-star prospect who said he'll be keeping especially close watch on Washington, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington State and Purdue.
"I believe I'm going to start narrowing it down soon," Smith said. "I want to watch them play and that will give me a lot better perspective on what will work best for me.
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"I want to break down what they're doing and see how I'd fit in and what I'd be doing in that offense. That's what I'll be looking at."
Smith, who emerged on the national scene after looking good at multiple 7-on-7 events this spring and summer, said he'll take his senior season to study the programs and their offenses and then should have his college decision shortly thereafter.
Official visits are planned to Purdue the first weekend of October for the Notre Dame matchup and then to Oregon State for the Washington game in mid-November. Other trips are expected as well as Smith tries to figure things out.
The six programs above are the ones Smith is seriously considering and since the three-star wants to play in a bigger program all are still in the running.
The Kentridge standout said there really isn't a leader at this point until he watches them more this upcoming season to see where he would fit best.
"Those are my biggest offers and I want to play at a pretty big school so those are the high-level schools I'm looking at," Smith said. "It's all pretty much even."
Rivals.com rates Smith No. 22 at tight end in the 2012 class and seventh in the Washington state rankings.