Since I have a feeling we will be discussing basketball a lot of the next three weeks, I wanted to ignore the Georgia Tech loss (for now) and focus on the good news -- Addazio's recruiting. He just picked up a verbal from New Jersey LB Korey Smith. Rivals ranks Smith as a 4 star. 247 has him as a 3 star. He has offers from UNC, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. He was injured for much of his last football season, which had some of the bigger schools holding off. If he is healthy this fall, I expect even more big names will swoop in.
As for now Smith seems like another very solid piece. He said on the right things about academics and keeps up our presence in New Jersey. Welcome aboard and congrats to the staff for pulling in another recruit with plenty of good options.