November 4, 2009

Smith looking to improve

Jerome Smith is involved in trying to turn a program around in high schools as his Pencader Charter team is relatively new to football. In college Smith will again be focused on the rebuilding process at Syracuse. caught up with the running back prospect to see how his season is going and what he thinks of his future team.

"My team is 4-2 we are doing pretty well. My season is going pretty well the main thing is that I am just staying healthy. I am somewhere around 700 yards on like 72 carries and about eight touchdowns."

Smith, 5-foot-11, 210 pounds made his first visit to Syracuse for a camp during the summer and at the beginning of the season he made another trip back to Syracuse.

"I actually went up to the Minnesota game. I liked it and I got to go down on the field for a little bit. It was a nice place to be for a first game," Smith said. "I saw everybody in Orange and I thought that showed a lot of school spirit. It was nice and it was good to see the coaches interacting with players during warm-ups."

Even though the Orange have not put up the wins that Smith might have liked to see he understands the situation and he is staying positive.

"I just think that they are rebuilding."

Now when the three star prospect watches a Syracuse game as an Orange commitment he likes to picture himself as the running back.

"I watch it by picturing myself at the running back position and watching Delone Carter. I watch Delone Carter to see what I would do differently and how I would react."

Jerome Smith was the 12th commitment for Syracuse in the class of 2010.

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