At 6’8″ and 300 pounds, Lincoln (Tacoma, Wa.) OT Kameron Smith is quite literally one of the biggest prospects in the state of Washington this year. Recently, the emerging offensive lineman hauled in his first offer.
“I was offered by Washington State today,” a happy Smith told Northwest Elite Index Friday evening. “It feels amazing. It just feels like all the work I have been doing and striving to get better every day is justified. It is reassuring to me as an athlete. It is good for me and my teammates as it will help them get more looks this summer.”
Smith has been hearing from a handful of schools, but it was just recently that things started to pick up with the Cougars.
“They came and watched a game last year, but I hadn’t really talked to them until yesterday when I spoke to coach (Eric) Mele,” Smith said. “Other than that it was just mail.”
In addition to his first offer, Smith has also been hearing a lot from the likes of Utah, Bucknell, Portland State and Navy and several other programs have been sending him information and have indicated they will make some contact soon.
“I’ve been talking to Portland State a lot,” Smith noted. “Utah, Bucknell and Navy have shown interest, but nothing super serious.
“I actually just finished up a phone call tonight with Oklahoma State and they seem pretty interested too and then Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas have told my coaches that they will be talking to me pretty soon.”
Smith started for Lincoln at right tackle last season, but said he will make the move to left tackle for his senior season.
“I’m really good with my technique in pass-protection and I’m a pretty good run-blocker too,” Smith said. “This offseason I am working a lot on my footwork and I want to get my lateral movement even better than it is.
“I also want to get stronger, especially in my lower-body, so I am working out a lot as well.”
This summer, Smith and several of his teammates will hit some camps in the area including the Northwest Elite camp on June 5th and the camp at the University of Idaho.
“I might go over and do the Washington State camp, but right now I’m not sure,” Smith said. “The coaches said they’d love to get me over there, but they said if it doesn’t work out, I should come over and spend the day with them, see the facilities and other stuff, so we’ll just see how it goes and when I can fit it in.”
With his size and athleticism, Smith is definitely a player to keep an eye on as the May evaluation period kicks into full gear and the camp circuit gets under way in June. We’ll have more on his recruitment in the coming weeks and months and he continues through the recruiting process.