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Traveling man visits Corvallis

Traveling man visits Corvallis

FIVE OFFICIAL VISITS aren't going to be enough for Mike Smith, the 6-6.5, 230-pound defensive end / tight end impact player out of Las Vegas. So this offseason, the Palo Verde High star athlete jumped in his car and hit the road for a few unofficial visits. He recently returned from his trip out west and Oregon State, one of three schools who have offered.

In addition to Oregon State, Nebraska and UNLV have also offered Smith. Other schools showing marked interest include UCLA, Oregon, Cal, Utah, Colorado State, Notre Dame and LSU. The Cornhuskers are his frontrunner. "I love their football tradition," said Smith. "Its so great, not many other schools can compare." After a few games this season, it won't be a surprise if a number of teams come...

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