This was a camp offer. Smith had already acquired offers from every other conference program of consequence, including new conference mates Nebraska. Smith was holding out for the Buckeye offer and competed at the advanced camp over the weekend to prove he was worthy of one. NCAA regulations prohibit coaches from making on-the-spot camp offers, but Jim Tressel enticed Smith with an indication that one was coming. It came a few days after his camp performance. It was the offer that Smith wanted, growing up a Buckeye fan and the son of an Ohio State graduate. Moreover, he expressed the sincere love of what he saw at camp to make Ohio State his clear #1 preference. It culminated in his commitment today.
This is a nice pickup for the Buckeyes. With the commitment from Evan Spencer as well, the Buckeyes are beginning to put a cap on their wide receiver haul for 2011. Offers still remain to JaJuan Story and Shane Wynn, but the Buckeyes are sitting pretty with the wide receivers they have now.
Film is below the fold.