A 7-3 record for most team's would be considered a success and would grant a playoff birth but Texas' Coppell High School will be sitting on the sidelines during the state playoffs despite that respectable record. Despite the disappointment of missing the playoffs, two-star cornerback Devin Smith is still proud of the way he finished.
"It has been kind of disappointing knowing that we weren't going to make it to the playoffs," Smith said. "But we just stuck it out. I played well. I had my best season overall this year."
Smith has been all over the field for Coppell, playing primarily at cornerback but getting a load of offensive work as well, including a little time under center.
"I returned three of my five interceptions for touchdowns," he said. "I played corner and on offense. I've scored eight touchdowns this season. I played quarterback in the last game."
Smith led his team to a three-game winning streak to end the season and even threw in some dramatics in the final game to punctuate his season finale.
"There were like three minutes left in the game and we needed to score," Smith said. "I was playing quarterback and we started on our own 15. I got three first downs running the ball and we ended up scoring. It was exciting and was a good way to end out the senior year."
Now that his season is behind him, Smith is ready to set out on some visits to try to make a college decision.
"Iowa is one school that I'm looking at," he said. "It might be a place for me, I don't know. I just got to go check it out and how it is with the school. See the coaches, see how the campus is. I'm gonna take an official visit there. I set one for the 30th but I might try to see if I can go this weekend."
Other than Iowa, Smith has offers from the likes of Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Colorado State. He has also picked up offers this fall from SMU and Baylor.
"I'm openly considering everyone," he said.
Smith lists Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Louisiville and Baylor as schools that he may be interested in visiting down the road.