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Wildcats, Gophers battle for WR

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The end is near for Garden City, Kan., receiver Brodrick Smith.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound three-star prospect is scheduled to make his announcement soon. Instead of announcing his decision as originally planned on Dec. 1, the No. 5 player in the Sunflower State will now make his decision live on Rivals Radio on Monday, Dec. 3.
"I'm really excited and honored to get to announce my decision on Rivals.com and in front of a national audience," Smith said. "A lot of times people forget about us kids from Western Kansas, so this is a great opportunity."
And one lucky team will get a heck of a football player. Ranked as the nation's No. 64 receiver, Smith has dominated Western Kansas football for the past two seasons. He's also a threat on the basketball court and is close to breaking numerous school records.
With offers from Kansas State, Minnesota, Arizona, Colorado State, Wyoming and Oregon, Smith said his decision will come down to two different teams – Arizona and Minnesota.
"It'd be between those two if I had to make the decision today," Smith said.
"I've still not made up my mind officially. Illinois called and asked me if I wanted to come take a visit, but I know coach Stoops and coach Brewster wouldn't like me taking other visits if I commit to them.
"The only reason that I would do something like that would be to get out of Garden, but I don't think I want to risk losing my spot."
Smith said both Arizona and Minnesota have plenty of positives to consider.
"At Arizona, I'm real close with two assistants – Michael Smith and Darrell Wyatt," Smith said. "My dad played with coach Wyatt when he was at K-State, and he also played with coach Smith. They're also talking to me about the type of impact I would have on their offense.
"I also like how they throw the football around a lot. It would be an exciting offense to play in."
Smith said Minnesota has a lot of support from his family.
"My family wants me to go there," Smith said. "The whole side of my mother's family is up there. They really would like me to go up there. Coach Brewster is coming in town on Wednesday for an in-home visit.
"He's a good guy. I got a chance to meet him on the visit. My mom and brother went on the visit. He's going to meet my uncle and grandparents when he visits my house."
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