The tweet was notably telling.
At 3:23 p.m. on Sunday, Washington freshman cornerback Trent McDuffie tweeted, “The stars have aligned,” full with emojis of a pair of eyeballs and what seemed to be a husky pet.
McDuffie’s former teammate at St. John Bosco Excessive College in Bellflower, Calif. — three-star 2020 cornerback James Smith — was concurrently wrapping up an unofficial go to to UW.
It didn’t take lengthy for the items to fall into place.
Later the identical afternoon, Smith introduced that he was “1000% COMMITTED TO MY DREAM SCHOOL … THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON”.
A lanky 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback, Smith selected the Huskies over scholarship gives from Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Penn State, Washington State and extra. Particularly, Smith had narrowed his record of suitors to the Huskies and rival Geese.
That provide record exceeds his meager recruiting rating. Maybe as a result of he spent a lot of the previous few seasons stashed behind McDuffie and present USC four-star nook Chris Steele, Smith is thought to be a three-star prospect, the No. 104 nook within the nation and the No. 1176 total recruit within the 2020 class by 247Sports activities.
“Smith is a long, athletic corner with a nice upside to him,” wrote 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. “He’s a two-sport athlete and was the Trinity League Champion in the long jump and triple jump. He had personal bests of 22’8” within the lengthy soar soar and 46’ within the triple soar.
“He was the team’s No. 3 corner as a junior but is expected to have a breakout senior year.”
Smith is UW’s 15th total 2020 commit and third defensive prospect, becoming a member of three-star linebackers Carson Bruener and Cooper McDonald.
The celebrities have definitely aligned. However will Smith be a star in his personal proper? Solely time will inform.