JeyQuan Smith is one of the region’s top dual-sport athletes
San Bernardino (California) Large Cajon Jey Quan Smith is one of the best two-sport athletes in the region.
Smith is one of the fastest players in the state and will be running at the top level with football. As a sophomore, he had personal bests of 10.55 in 100 m and 21.39 in 200 m.
He has a pair of 10.63 100m times this season and it should be fun to see what kind of times he can achieve towards the end of the season.
Smith’s explosiveness also appears on football. He rushed 18 times for 222 yards (12.3 ave) and two touchdowns, caught 33 balls for 712 yards and seven other scores, and added 216 more yards on kickoff returns.
He is a unique attacking player and can be used in different ways. He will perform end turns and throws out of the backfield and get a ton of yards after the catch playing in the slot.
He’s an improving pass catcher and as he continues to become more consistent and natural at catching the ball, his game will take off to another level. You just don’t find many players with his kind of game-breaking ability who have the speed to score from anywhere on the pitch.
On the recruiting front, Smith received early scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Washington and Washington State, but said the Cougars were the main school talking to him right now.
“I was hearing a lot about Oregon too, but not as much,” Smith said. “I talk to UW here and there, but most of these schools I haven’t spoken to since they proposed.
“Washington State is always tough and I have a good relationship with the coaching staff. I think you have to show love to whoever loves you so I want to go there for sure but I don’t I haven’t had a chance to set anything up yet.
With his track schedule, Smith said it was difficult trying to find time to lock in tours.
“The track is the priority right now and will be until late May or early June,” Smith said. “I’m not planning on making a decision early anyway, so I’m in no rush right now.
“I’m going to wait until my final year and that will also allow me to see what all my options are at that time. I know things can always change in recruiting so I’m taking things slowly and will play the game. process .”
Smith is currently ranked No. 462 nationally in the 247Sports Composite and No. 32 in the state.