July 5, 2011
Can Tech cure its Safety woes through a former Louisiana resident?
Last season, Louisiana Tech's struggles defensively arguably began in the defensive backfield especially at safety. Can Tech woo a former Louisiana resident who fled the state because of Hurricane Katrina back?
Dashone Smith and his family moved to Tomball, Tx. after Hurricane Katrina.
Smith currently holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Western Michigan, Nevada, and Minnesota. Nevada and Minnesota contact Smith the most he said. Smith is also receiving interest from Indiana and Texas Tech. Smith attended LSU and Houston on their respective junior days.
His most recent offer is from Louisiana Tech and Tech called Smith on Thursday, June 30th to inform him of the offer.
Smith plans on camping at Baylor later this month and was supposed to camp at Houston earlier in the summer but could not make it.
Academically, Smith appears to be in great shape as he reports a 3.4 GPA and a 1350 on his SAT.
On the football field Smith has several strengths.
"My strengths are my vision, quickness to the ball, and I love hitting people," said Smith.
There is no doubt Louisiana Tech will try and use the selling point of playing in Louisiana again to Smith but it does not appear like it matters to him.
"It doesn't really matter where I play it just matters where I am comfortable," he said regarding playing in Louisiana.
Smith said he plans on visiting Tech this season and will make his decision following the season.
"I want to give every school a chance," he said.
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