Corey Smith Is A Buckeye!!!

Written January 29th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

Corey Smith

After a bit of a delay in order to ensure that everything was sorted out on both sides, current Mississippi State verbal wide receiver Corey Smith has flipped his commitment and become the 23rd member of the 2013 recruiting class.

Originally from Akron, Smith is a 6′ 170 pound recruit who will have two years of eligibility left upon enrolling at Ohio State. While at Buchtel, he was listed as one of the top athletes in the state of Ohio for 2011, and attended Ohio State for games and camps during his junior and senior seasons.

He’s listed as a four star receiver by numerous recruiting services, and held offers from Penn State, Tennessee, Alabama, Washington, and North Carolina, among others. He initially verballed to the Volunteers, but needed to take care of some issues with his core classes and chose to do so at EMCC. It was speculated following his visit this past weekend that he would be a part of this class, but it wasn’t until his transcripts were examined that he was able to finally make it official.

After the break, check out his highlights from high school and from this past year at East Mississippi Community College:

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mr. Smith- and welcome home!

7 Comments

  1. EricNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Nice to have you along for the ride Mr. Smith. Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the fold!

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  2. KenNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Welcome home, young Mr. Smith.

    Two things struck me watching the videos; he has soft hands and there seems to be a Ted Ginn’ish Jr. quality about him.

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  3. RyanNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    This is the kind of more veteran recievers we need right now. Great to see him commit. This puts us at 82 without further attrition. So i think we should expect 1-2 more?

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  4. C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2013 at 1:12 am

    OK, I don’t know where to ask this, so yer gettin’ it here: Is Trey Johnson backing off, or is Scout.com just being Scout.com?

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Until Trey himself says that he’s recommitted, Scout has to have him as a soft verbal (due to the visit to Tennessee). Same with EzE.

    Both, however, have been given the “not worried” and “All is well” by several insiders.

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    C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    OK. Thanks for the updates. Unlike some people, I don’t see much wrong with a kid taking a free ride on someone else’s nickel.

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  5. WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I worked the chains for the 2010 D3 title game between Mr.Smiths team and Bishop Watterson. #5 was a beast, it was a low scoring game 13-12 BW, but some big plays both ways.

    Coach Tressel was there that day and I was surprised to find out he hadnt offered Smith.

    Found out even later that he did but there were some academic issues that caused him to have to go juco. Not grades tho, something to do with not enough credit hours to get in OSU.

    hes been an Ohio State fan his entire life and this has to be a dream come true, this kid will impress form the get go. Thought he was better than D. Smith in HS, JMHO

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