3-star TE Ismael Smith Flores commits to Nebraska

Joe Spears01/23/23

Arlington (Texas) Martin three-star tight end Ismael Smith Flores has committed to Nebraska.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Smith Flores is the No. 571 overall prospect and No. 32 tight end for the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s ranked as the No. 95 player in Texas as well.

On3, however, is higher on him than other recruiting services, as shown in the Industry Comparison. While he isn’t ranked in the 2023 On300 rankings, Smith Flores was tabbed as the country’s No. 25 tight end recruit and No. 82 prospect in the Lone Star State.

Smith Flores is in his first year of playing organized football after transferring from Seguin High to Arlington Martin before his senior season. His coach at Martin, Bob Wager, recently took a job on coach Matt Rhule’s staff at Nebraska.

“I am hearing that I am a flex tight end,” Smith Flores said. “Schools see me as a player in that role that they can move all around the field to get me the football. That is what coach Wager is thinking at Nebraska too. This season he was telling me how I could take my game to the next level and we had more of that conversation today.”

Smith Flores currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $5.9K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.