Ohio State (64) DL - Will Smith (****)

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    DEFENSIVE TACKLE
    6'3'' | 255 LBS
    CLASS OF 2023

    The son of Buckeye great, defensive lineman Will Smith.
     
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    When 2023 defensive tackle Will Smith Jr. took his first visit to Ohio Stadium as a recruit on Oct. 9 when the Buckeyes played Maryland, he told Eleven Warriors attending The Shoe as a prospective athlete is “a totally different vibe” than going as just a fan.

    Smith Jr., the son of late Ohio State legend Will Smith, told Eleven Warriors after his October visit he probably wouldn’t be back to The Shoe as a recruit again this fall. That changed last weekend, as Smith Jr. attended OSU’s contest against Purdue for his second game day visit of the season.

    The Buckeyes have increased their contact with the Dublin Coffman standout defensive tackle. After making the very short trip to OSU from his residence in Dublin, Smith Jr. spoke with assistant athletic director of player personnel Mark Pantoni and linebackers coach Al Washington, who is the primary recruiter for Smith Jr.

    “The visit was awesome,” Smith Jr. said. “I keep in touch with (Mark) Pantoni and coach (Al) Washington so it was good to see them and get a chance to talk with them again in person. I keep in touch with (defensive line coach Larry) Johnson too. Overall, I’ve been in contact with them a lot more the past few weeks. Touring the facility and getting to see my dad throughout the building was a highlight.”

    The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Smith Jr. still has not received an offer from the Buckeyes, but has been told by Johnson that Ohio State would like to see him put on 15 pounds by the start of his senior year. Smith Jr. only had two offers when he first visited OSU on Oct. 9, Marshall and Miami (Ohio), but has since picked up scholarship offers from Illinois, Duke and West Virginia.

    “As far as my recruiting in general, I’m just grateful for every offer I’ve gotten,” Smith Jr. said.
     
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    Do we take a look at him?
     
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    He has visited several times, needs to add weight and go from there......
     
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    I hope he ends up a Buckeye.........his father was a great person and player and was gone way to soon........

    If he does end up a Buckeye.........give him the chance to wear his dad's number if he chooses.....


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    I am very happy he got the offer and I hope he can play in the same stadium his father did.

    He would certainly benefit from our S&C program.
     

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