Continuing its pattern of nabbing players from east of the border, ASU landed a commitment from 2016 ATH Jeremy Smith. Smith made his announcement Wednesday on Twitter that he'll be suiting up for the Sun Devils after high school, making him the seventh verbal commitment the Sun Devils have secured so far towards their 2016 recruiting class.
I'll be taking my talent to Arizona State University!!! #ForksUp pic.twitter.com/nJI13g1NzI— Hanzo Hasashi (@jaytoonch) June 17, 2015
Smith, out of Missouri City in Texas, enters his senior season as the starting quarterback for Fort Bend Marshall High School, having thrown for 15 touchdowns and 791 yards in 2014.
However, it's his offensive versatility that led to him receiving offers from ASU, Oklahoma and Michigan State among others. On scrambles from the pocket Smith scored a pair of touchdowns in 2014, and racked up 303 yards and three scores on the mere 18 receptions he made last season at wide receiver.
Listed as a consensus 3-star recruit from the major recruiting services, Smith's commitment to Arizona State is a notable one. ASU's 2015 recruiting class was notable for its lack of premier wide receivers, and the talented Smith represents the first wideout to commit to the Sun Devils for 2016.
Working with Mike Norvell, the assistant who earned his commitment over the favored Sooners, Smith will have an opportunity to develop himself as a full-time receiver and after what is likely going to be a redshirt 2016 season, could be a major contributor to the Sun Devils.