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Virginia WR is getting attention

A sleeper wide receiver is emerging in Virginia. Danville (Va.) George Washington wideout Alan Smith is garnering interest from a number of colleges already after a strong junior season this past year.
"He'll be a rising senior," George Washington head coach Jimmy Teague said. "He plays free safety and wide receiver for us, I expect him to be an even bigger threat at wide receiver next year as we're moving more towards the spread.
"He was getting more comfortable at the end of the years this year."
Smith finished out 2011 with 600-yards receiving.
"He has really good speed and his route running is good too, but it's his speed that will separate him now, the rest will come."
A 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, Smith is getting looks from a few schools.
"He's getting a lot of mail particularly from Virginia and Virginia Tech," he said. "May will be a big month for him to get more attention and perhaps get invited to camps."
Though Smith is the top prospect to watch in 2012, Teague has even more players to keep an eye on down the road.
"Our sophomore class is deeper," he said. "We've got a tight end Chris Burton. He seems to be a Division I player, he's 6-foot-3, 220-pounds. He's got good hands and also plays defensive line. He's an excellent student.
"We also have a running back, Travis Jones. He's 5-foot-11, 175-pounds and then a 6-foot-1, 190-pound linebacker Bobby Barton who's dad played at Virginia Tech. Those three are going to get some looks if they continue to improve."
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