Illinois Football Recruiting: Corey Smith Visits Hawaii

2013 wide receiver/cornerback/safety Corey Smith visited the Hawaii Warriors this weekend. This is his first visit since visiting Mississippi State on November 30th.

Smith currently has offers from sixteen teams. It is projected that Ohio State is at the top of his list.

September 28, 2012; Provo, UT, USA; Hawaii Warriors head coach Norm Chow during the second half against the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Brigham Young defeated Hawaii 47-0. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Teams that have offered at him include: Ohio State, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Akron, Ball State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Miami (OH), Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Toledo, and Vanderbilt.

Smith is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but played for East Mississippi State Community College this season. At wide receiver, he recorded 733 yards on 51 receptions and scored nine touchdowns. In his last game against Northwest Mississippi, he caught 10 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

The four-star recruit is ranked 2nd in the state of Mississippi, 3rd among wide receivers, and 9th overall among junior college recruits by 247Sports. Smith has great hands, can run routes well, and can make catches in traffic.

According to ESPN, Smith is “a crafty route runner with quick hands, quick feet and good, sneaky speed to threaten the deep field.”

Corey Smith currently has three years or two seasons of eligibility left. This means that he still has a redshirt year available.

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Topics: Corey Smith, Football, Hawaii Warriors, Illinois Fighting Illini, Recruiting

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