May 12, 2006

Will SoCal star follow in brother's footsteps?

One of the best two-way players in Southern California for the class of 2007 is running back/linebacker Malcolm Smith (6-2, 215, 4.44) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft.

Smith played banged up as a junior and still earned all-state (underclassman), all-city, and all-league for his gritty performance in 2005.

On the offensive side of the ball, Smith accounted for 639 rushing yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He was also a threat as a receiver catching 26 passes out of the backfield for 399 yards and seven touchdowns.

As a linebacker, Smith racked up 41 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery.

"I'm getting recruited at both linebacker and running back," Smith said. "All the schools that are recruiting me say what position I play is my choice. I don't have a preference for either side of the football I play on."

Smith currently has offers on the table from Cal, USC, Washington, Ole Miss and Utah.

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