March 12, 2009

Hialeah DT is up to six offers

In class of 2010, there are a few positions that are stocked with talent in the south Florida area alone. One position is running back, another is wide receiver and a third is the defensive line. At Hialeah High School, there are two defensive linemen getting loads of college attention, Corey Lemmonier and Calvin Smith.

In the early going, Lemmonier has been the more highly-touted of the two prospects but Smith has gotten his fair share of attention himself. With some new offers added recently, Smith's stock is on the rise.

Most recently, Tennessee offered Smith a verbal offer through Coach Eddie Gran.

"I'm interested in any schools really to tell you the truth," Smith said following the offer. "I don't really know that much about them."

Already with offers from Illinois, Miami and UCF, Smith's list has recently grown to include Ole Miss and Purdue as well. Taking up more of his time than recruiting though has been his offseason workout schedule.

"We started spring in January," he said. "We've been lifting weights and running and that's it. I'm going to go to the Down and Dirty Camp and the Nike Combine. I'm just going to try to have fun and have some colleges look at me."

One benefit to playing alongside Lemmonier is that the two get to workout together in the offseason and push each other. It is something that has helped Smith's development.

"We should have a pretty good year next year," he said of his team. "We've got like 25 returning seniors. Corey Lemmonier, we've been working out together every day. We push each other a lot."


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