With just two days before Football Christmas, aka National Signing Day, GP & staff added yet another stud running back to the Class of 2009. David Smoak of Smoaky.com (THE source for anything related to East Texas football) is reporting that Carthage running back Dwight Smith has committed to play for TCU.
If you haven't heard of Smith, it's because he's flown under the recruiting radar for the most part. He relocated to Carthage from California just before the fall semester and then ran wild, setting school records with 2,820 yards and 41 touchdowns while leading the Bulldogs to their first-ever 3A state title. He flat-out DOMINATED the state title game against Celina, racking up 271 yards and 5 touchdowns, including a 90-yarder that was the nail in the coffin (VIDEO). He was named All-East Texas Player of the Year by Smoaky.com and 3A Player of the Year by both the Associated Press and Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
There has been some question as to whether he will be academically eligible, but word is that those questions are not because of his grades, but because of some red-tape that needed to be sorted through dealing with transferring some of his high school credits from California to Texas. If he is able to qualify, the Frogs are going to be brining in 3 extremely talented running backs with Smith, Matthew Tucker & Waymon James.