Jamill Smith Looking for that First Offer

Jamill Smith

Jamill Smith is a 5-8 and 135 pound athlete from Southside High School in Muncie, IN. Smith plays quarterback and cornerback, as well as kick returns and punt returns for Southside. At 5-8 he is probably too small to play quarterback in college, but he has the speed (4.41 in the forty) to play running back, wide receiver, or defensive back at the Division I level.

Jamill Smith is a 5-8 and 135 pound athlete from Southside High School in Muncie, IN. Smith plays quarterback and cornerback, as well as kick returns and punt returns for Southside. At 5-8 he is probably too small to play quarterback in college, but he has the speed (4.41 in the forty) to play running back, wide receiver, or defensive back at the Division I level.

Last season he threw for 2,462 yards and 22 touchdowns, while also running for 1,660 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.

So far in 2008, Smith has helped Southside to a 2-1 record while running a spread offense that is similar to Toledo's. Smith is averaging over 335 yards of total offense per game, and has accounted for 11 touchdowns.

Despite losing their last game 35-19, Smith led Southside with 195 yards passing and 2 TD's, and 109 yards rushing. With these kind of stats, Jamill has been noticed by Division I football coaches.

"I've been hearing from IU, Toledo, Ball State, NIU, Mississippi State, and Akron," Smith recently told Rocket Digest.

While he doesn't have any offers yet, he is hopeful that the first offer will come soon. Smith does not know which schools he will setup official visits with yet, and he might take the entire recruiting season to commit. "Right now I'm just trying to get DI, so I have no favorites," Smith said.

Many collegiate coaches might be reluctant to offer him a scholarship because he is very small for a quarterback at the Division I level and that is the primary position he plays on offense. However, he started out as a wide receiver. "I started running routes when I was four," Jamill said.

Another reason that Jamill believes he can play Division I football is because of his commitment and competitiveness on the football field.

For now Jamill will just have to keep producing on the football field and wait for that first Division I offer to come in. His speed and athleticism would make Jamill Smith a very good running back, wide receiver, or cornerback in the Mid-American Conference, and four MAC schools are already starting to notice his skills.

Will Toledo continue to recruit Jamill and offer that scholarship he is waiting for? Only time will tell.

Stay tuned to Rocket Digest over the coming months as we keep you updated on Jamill's status as a Toledo Rocket football prospect.


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