Massillon Washington WR Smith gets coveted Ohio State offer

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Massillon’s Devin Smith is one of Ohio’s top reciever prospects for 2011. (Photo by Gary Housteau)

After working out at the Ohio State Senior Advanced Camp on Sunday,
Massillon Washington wide receiver Devin Smith landed a
scholarship offer from the Buckeyes Monday.

“When I heard I was excited,” Smith said. “I was real happy. I like
Ohio State. I would put them at No. 1. This is a dream come true.”


After working out at the Ohio State Senior Advanced Camp on Sunday, wide receiver Devin Smith (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) landed a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes Monday.

“NCAA rules say they were not allowed to offer while I was at their camp,” Smith said. “But coach (Darrell) Hazell e-mailed today and said they are offering. I just read the e-mail not too long ago.

“And Jim Bollman called my coach and said they are offering.”

There is no doubt this was the offer Smith was looking for.

“When I heard I was excited,” Smith said. “I was real happy. I like Ohio State. I would put them at No. 1. This is a dream come true.”

Smith’s list of scholarship offers includes Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Pitt, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Nebraska, Boston College, Illinois, Toledo, Ball State, Indiana, Miami of Ohio and Bowling Green.

However, look for the Buckeyes to win out, and do so quickly.

“Right now I’m thinking I’ll make my decision soon,” Smith said. “I’ll decide today or tomorrow. I’m very happy about the (Ohio State) offer.”

The Buckeyes have a commitment from one wide receiver, Evan Spencer (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills). They want at least one more wide out in this class and have now offered four other.

In addition to Smith the OSU staff has offered Shane Wynn (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville), Phillip Dorsett (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) and JaJuan Story (Brooksville, Fla./Nature Coast).

The 6-foot-2 and 170-pound Smith had a big junior season as Washington made it to the big-school state semi-finals and finished with a 10-4 record. Smith caught 50 plus passes for 989 yards and 15 touchdowns. He won the long jump and was fourth in the high jump at the Division I state meet last week.

Smith was ranked at No. 19 in the initial Bucknuts 50 list of Ohio’s prospects.

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