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2024 Michigan Cornerback Wendell Smith Picks Up WVU Offer Following Ferris State Camp



(Photo courtesy of Wendell Smith Jr.)

The Ferris State camp proved to be quite beneficial for West Virginia University as a number of recruits picked up official offers.

One of those recruits was 2024 athlete Wendell Smith Jr. from Pershing High School in Detroit, Michigan. Smith (5-foot-11, 150 pounds) also has offers from Eastern Michigan, Purdue, Kentucky Wesleyan and Lane College.

(Photo courtesy of Wendell Smith, Jr.)

Smith plays wide receiver and cornerback for the Doughboys, and also plays for the Michigan Elite Football Club, which has produced a number of NFL players.

WVU safeties coach Dontae Wright has been the biggest voice for Smith, officially offering him at the Ferris State camp last week. Smith said the relationship built between himself and Wright has been good so far.

While Smith’s still unfamiliar with WVU, admitting he is still learning about the team, he said it was very exciting to actually get the offer, one of the first Power Five offers he has received so far.

Smith has not planned a visit to WVU yet, but with his commitment so far off, the possibility is always there in the future.

With a shifty quickness off the line of scrimmage and nice anticipation and awareness in the secondary, Smith has flashed the tools that make schools like WVU eager to secure his commitment.

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