Northwestern State Offers Marshall’s Micahh Smith
The second college football scholarship opportunity is in for Micahh Smith.
Northwestern State offered the rising senior Marshall safety and outside linebacker Saturday. Smith announced the news through his personal Twitter account.
The Demons, an FCS program in the Southland Conference, join Texas State in the current mix for Smith's services.
While Smith (5-11, 185) split time at positions last season, he participated as a defensive back at the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine earlier this month.
In addition to getting his height and weight verified at the event, the defender tied for the second-best vertical jump of all 113 invited prospects at 38.6 inches. His max height vertical was measured as 11 feet, eighth-best among all participants.
Smith also put up 17 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press, a tie for eighth within the combine’s quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs groups.
Furthermore, the Demons' target turned in a 40-yard dash of 4.79 seconds and a pro agility score of 4.35 seconds. Both events were laster-timed.
Northwestern State, located in Natchitoches, La., finished its 2014 season 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Southland Conference. It completed the year in a three-way tie for sixth place in the league alongside Abilene Christian and McNeese State.
Head coach Jay Thomas' staff also offered Newton running back and defensive back Gabe Foster this week.
The Demons' 2015 roster will feature two East Texas players that already have college football experience. Former Lindale linebacker Jacob Merriman will be a senior on the team and former Kilgore offensive lineman Clay Wiley will begin his collegiate career after redshirting last season.
Van defensive end Brice Borgeson, John Tyler cornerback Isaac Warren and Kilgore offensive lineman Jonathan Hubbard will report to the Northwestern State program next month as parts of its 2015 signing class.
Smith, like all 2016 football prospects, becomes eligible to sign with any program that offers him on Feb. 3.