Carter Smith, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive tackle from Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio, announced Wednesday that he has committed to Indiana. Smith is a three-star recruit, and the No. 728 player and No. 63 offensive tackle in the class of 2022 according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He’s also the No. 20 rated player in the state of Ohio.
According to 247Sports, Smith had recently taken visits to and had offers from Tennessee, Northwestern and Virginia. He had 22 other scholarship offers beyond those, including offers from Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
“I never thought I would make it this far,” Smith said in a graphic posted on his Twitter account. “It was after my sophomore season that I decided I wanted to play football at the next level. With the support of my peers and family, I’m so excited to say I made it.”
Smith spoke with 247Sports’ national analyst Steve Wiltfong about what put Indiana over the top in his recruitment after an official visit over the weekend.
“It’s been one of the most phenomenal coaching staffs in the country,” Smith told Wiltfong. “Coach Allen has won so many awards. I talked with IU alum (and fellow Ohio product) Hunter Littlejohn. I’m so riled up right now. They have one of the greatest strength coaches in the country right now, he came from the New York Giants to work with them. They have the No. 1 business school in the country, that gets me excited.”
Smith is the seventh member of Indiana’s Class of 2022 and the fourth player to commit since Sunday. He’s the second recruit on the offensive side of the ball, joining quarterback Josh Hoover who committed Tuesday.
For more information on Indiana’s 2022 recruiting class, GO HERE.
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