Abdul Smith's recruitment has drawn to a conclusion. Smith, at a press
conference held at the Trenton City Hall held Wednesday afternoon, pledged his services to
Head Coach Greg Schiano and his Rutgers Football program. Smith selected Rutgers
over Boston College, Maryland, Penn State, and Pittsburgh. In total, the
versatile Smith held 23 written offers from programs across the entire nation.
Abdul Smith: 6'/185-pounds is Rutgers-bound
In selecting Rutgers, Smith becomes the 19th scholar-athlete of the current class to pledge his
services to Coach Schiano. He is also the second prospect in this current class
being recruited to play the Cornerback [CB] position.
As a junior, Abdul Smith
finished the season with 662 passing yards and seven touchdowns. He added 910
yards rushing and 12 more scores. As a kick and punt returner he gained over 350
yards and scored three touchdowns. From the defensive back position Smith
collected 60 tackles, one tackle for loss and four interceptions. Smith was
named first-team All-Area at defensive back and as an all-purpose player by the
Pottstown Mercury. He was also named first team defensive back by the
StateofRutgers.com, which first brought you word of
Smith's pending announcement early Tuesday afternoon, is currently on location
in Trenton and will be bringing you a photo gallery and video interview of
Smith's announcement later today.
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