Big Ten School Gets Smith's Last Visit

Laray Smith

Xaverian High (Brooklyn) running back Laray Smith is looking at three schools, and will be in the midwest to check out a Big Ten school this weekend.

Xaverian High (Brooklyn) running back Laray Smith altered his visit plans for the weekend and will not trip to Indiana rather than Connecticut.

Smith, who visited Syracuse last month, is also considering the Orange and coaches from each of the schools stopped in this week to see him.

"He's visiting Indiana this weekend," Xaverian coach Mike Jioia said. "I know he has a bunch of track offers as well."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Smith was close to committing to the Orange before coach Doug Marrone left for the Buffalo Bills. Now, Indiana, UConn and Syracuse are pushing hard for Smith.

"Syracuse was down with the whole staff last week," Jioia said. "The new coach (Scott Shafer) was down with the offensive coordinator (George McDonald) and (assistant coach) Rob Moore. "Connecticut was in yesterday. I'm pretty sure Indiana is in this week."

Indiana offered Smith early in the process but then wasn't involved for a while. However, a month ago the Hoosiers again began reaching out to Smith, Jioia said.

Complicating the matter is Smith is a gifted track athlete and has a number of offers for that sport.

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