August 9, 2011

Hoosiers pick up a commitment

Pickerington (Ohio) Central safety Sebastian Smith has decided where he will be playing college football.

Smith is a rangy athlete with good athleticism and plenty of untapped potential, and he will be staying in Big Ten country to play for Indiana.

"I called Coach Kevin Johns," Smith said. "He was really excited and he wanted to have me talk to Coach Wilson and everything. I haven't talked to him yet."

Why did Smith choose IU?

"It's not too far away and the campus is really nice. I felt like when I visited there the coachings taff and everybody was family. It felt right, I was very comfortable there."

Indiana has recruited Smith as a safety. Several other schools were interested but in the end the 6-foot-2, 164-pound prospect knew where he wanted to be.

"They're the school that's showed me interest and support throughout the whole process," he said. "I visited once a few months ago. I liked how the campus was set up and everything. I thought the area was really nice."

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