John “JuJu” Smith of Long Beach Poly High School in California has seen his recruitment take off over the last few months.
Smith is a 5-star safety, and considered the No. 1 safety prospect in America according to Scout.com. With offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, USC and UCLA, there’s another school that seems to have caught the attention of the 6’1″ athlete: the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes offered Smith on March 5, and since then, the pursuit hasn’t stopped. Traditionally, coach Urban Meyer loves big, athletic defensive backs, and JuJu fits the bill perfectly. He has the ability to close on ball-carriers and make tackles at the line of scrimmage. Don’t count out Smith as a receiver, either. Over the course of his junior season, Smith caught 49 passes for 752 yards and was named CalHiSports’ first team All-State as a multi-purpose player.
However, there’s a reason that coaches love him on defense…
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