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Smith talks about commitment to Nebraska

C.J. Smith
C.J. Smith

Four-star defensive back C.J. Smith committed to Nebraska prior to leaving Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. The 6-foot-3 and 190-pound recruit came down with the flu on the flight back to Florida, but caught up with HuskerOnline.com to talk about what was the best thing about his trip to Nebraska.

"First, it was Coach Scott Frost," Smith said. "It was Coach Frost and all of his staff that were the biggest reasons why I committed to Nebraska. When I took the visit to UCF, I really knew that I loved the coaching staff. That is all that I could think about.

"My brother led me to UCF. He played for the Knights and told me about Coach Frost and how great he was. Then Coach Frost goes back home to Nebraska where he was a National Champion and he texts me 'You're my guy'."

Smith is ready to come to Nebraska and do what he is asked. There is a lot to like about Smith's film and measurables playing defensive back. The Nebraska staff asked Smith what he may think about playing another position when he gets to Lincoln.

"I will do whatever they ask me to do," Smith said. "They did ask me whether I would rather play defensive back or receiver and I told them I would do either. I think that they are going to see where I can play soonest and leave me there."

The future Husker says that he will wait to sign until the second signing period. There isn't anything to worry about, though. He says that signing day at his high school is always a big event and he is looking forward to taking part in it.

"I am planning on signing in February only because everyone else that is signing early is enrolling early at my school. Signing Day at my school is a pretty big deal. I am going to sign with Nebraska, though."

Smith said that both he and his mom loved the visit to Nebraska and that he was also excited with the commitment of Adrian Martinez to Nebraska tonight. Additionally, Smith is looking into getting back to Lincoln for the spring game.