Smith Eyeing Wisconsin Offer

Smith Eyeing Wisconsin Offer

With Wisconsin's first camp nearing its completion and the second camp beginning early next week, the Badgers will be looking for under-the-radar prospects to possibly give a scholarship offer to. One of those players - Flanagan (Fla) wide receiver Jeremy Smith - might in return give the Badgers a commitment.

MADISON - Jeremy Smith has plenty of college teams interested as he currently holds five offers from Bowling Green, Florida International, Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Miami. If he has anything to say about it, he'll add one from the University of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin will get a chance to see Smith up close when he comes to Wisconsin's football camp in June. It will be Smith first time seeing Wisconsin campus.

"I know a little bit about Wisconsin's football program," Smith told Badger Nation. "I know they're in a bowl game almost every year and they produce NFL players.

"I've talked to the coaches a couple of times on the phone. They seem really nice and laid back." Smith is friends with 2011 badger commit Devin Gaulden. Gaulden has told Smith a little about Wisconsin campus.

"Gaulden told me that Wisconsin has a breathtaking campus and the facilities are nice," Smith said. "He also said it's kind of like Pembroke Pines because the people are nice and there are great places to eat.

"What I've heard from Devin and the coaches it seems like Wisconsin is a great program and it seems like a family program and I'm excited to get to camp and see Wisconsin."

There are plenty of fast football players in the state of Florida but it's safe to say Smith is one of the fastest, reportedly running a 4.32 40-yard dash. But Smith, at least in his eyes, is much more than speed.

"I've always had speed and I've always been able to catch the ball and run routes well but I need to improve my strength," Smith said. "I've never been that tall or strong."

Smith may not be the tallest guy at 5-foot-9, but his production on the field is hard to argue why Wisconsin has interest in him.

This past year he had 13 receiving touchdowns to go along with 724 receiving yards and 600 yards rushing. Smith had three games where he eclipsed 200 all-purpose yards and had three interceptions that he took back for a touchdown.

There's a possibility if Smith plays well he could be offered during the week of the camp. There's another possibility that his recruitment would end then and there.

"If I do receive an offer from Wisconsin I would take the offer," Smith said.

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