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National Signing Day 2015: Justin Smith signs with Missouri

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A guy with that name could NEVER succeed at Mizzou....

Name Justin Smith
Position WR
Height, Weight 6'7, 200
City (School) Dublin, GA (West Laurens)
Rating (Rivals) *** (5.5)
Rating (247 Composite) *** (0.8431)
Rating (ESPN) *** (76)
Other Offers of Note N.C. State
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Justin Smith fancied himself a basketball guy until he realized that he could become one hell of a football player. There are loads of 6'7, 200-pound small forwards; there aren't many receivers with that size and potential athleticism. From my original Smith Commits post above:

His West Laurens offensive coordinator evidently liked going both horizontally and vertically to the big man, and he proved adept at both. He's not incredibly shifty -- again, he's 6'7, 200, so that's not to be expected -- but he has good one-move-and-go abilities here, and he seems to have pretty good ball skills.

Smith is still relatively raw simply because he hasn't played quite as much football as many in the class of 2015. But he is a smooth athlete and a natural receiver; physically, he might be as ready as any 2015 signee to see the field this coming fall.

Mizzou has done such a solid job through the years of picking up on the players who either peaked later in high school or were playing out of position. Smith didn't truly break out until his senior season, when many schools, even in the south, had identified the targets they were going to pursue. The Tigers beat N.C. State out for Smith's services, and if potential turns into production, he could be one hell of a diamond in the rough.