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Minnesota Football Recruiting: CJ Smith commits to Gophers

Florida DB adds to the 2018 class

Courtney Anderson/University of Minnesota

Thursday evening, CJ Smith gave his verbal pledge to come to Minnesota as part of the 2018 recruiting class. What do we know about the latest Gopher commit? Not a ton as this name has not been on the radar until very recently. Let us get to know Smith a little bit.

Getting to know CJ Smith

Height: 6’ 1”

Weight: 175 lbs

Other Offers: Mississippi State (though unsure if it was commitable) and then a host of mid-major offers.

  • Formerly committed to Georgia Southern.
  • Evaluated as a 3-star recruit, Smith is currently the 4th defensive back commit in the 2018 class.
  • Evaluation of his senior season is really seeing Smith garner attention from a number of larger schools. Fleck and staff has mad him a priority and gained his verbal commitment.
  • His Fletcher High School team is currently 6-1 with a huge game against Columbia tonight (10/20).
  • Personally I love 6’1” corners, assuming they have speed to go with it.