Posted by Bryan Fischer
Oklahoma was the final official visit for Midlothian (Ill.) running back David Smith and it appears he liked what he saw, making things official and committing to the Sooners on Tuesday.
"I talked it over with my parents, my coach, and next fall I'll be attending the university of Oklahoma," Smith said at a press conference.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound back also held offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Purdue and West Virginia. Maxpreps' 15th-ranked tailback has been high on Oklahoma for some time and should fit in well in their offensive system.
"Shoot, I'm just excited, I don't know. I'm just excited about this, I don't know what to say really. It's crazy man," Smith told SoonerScoop.com. "I mean, it's a dream come true."
Smith rushed for 837 yards and topped 1,000 all-purpose yards last season as a senior. He is Oklahoma's 19th class of 2012 commitment.
"He shows outstanding vision, speed, and cutting ability," analyst Tom Lemming said. "A compact type of back who is a patient runner, he can accelerate on a dime, plays with good balance, runs hard between the tackles, and seems to get stronger as the game progresses. He really came into his own the second half of last season and has become one of the more heavily recruited RB prospects in the Midwest."