One of the top uncommitted offensive line prospects in the state of Washington recently made his college decision when Lincoln (Tacoma, Wa.) OT Kameron Smith committed to a Mountain West school.
“I actually committed to New Mexico after visiting there this past weekend,” Smith told Northwest Elite Index. “It was just a great visit all the way around for me.
“They are forming a culture down there and you really get a great feel for how the coaches want to do things. The coaches aren’t just about the players on the football field, they also are interested in you as a person and you really get the feeling they care about the whole you and not just the football aspect.
“Also, I felt like the players all had a great bond with each other. There weren’t any cliques or anything like that. They all sorta just hung out together and I liked that. It definitely had a family feel and I just felt like it was the right place for me.”
Smith had offers from the Lobos as Washington State, Utah State and Hawaii, but the latter three fell through after he didn’t make an early decision.
“Washington State and Utah State offered me really early and I think they were expecting me to commit pretty quickly and when that didn’t happen they sorta just moved on,” Smith said. “Hawaii had a coaching change, so I am not really sure where things stand with them.”
As a junior and senior, Smith held down right tackle duties for Lincoln, helping to lead them to a 21-2 record in that time even as the program endured a change in head coaches from John Kitna to Masaki Matsumoto.
“The coaching change went just fine for us,” Smith said. “We played well and came together as a team.”
Smith is definitely one of the more underrated players in the state and it’s hard to believe more programs haven’t come after the light-footed, 6’7″, 317 pounder.
Smith plans to sign with the Lobos the first Wednesday of February.