The Houston product chose the Boilermakers over Mississippi State, Miami and Temple.
Smith is the No. 21 overall prospect and No. 5 wideout in the JUCO ranks, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.
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The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder is a welcomed late addition to West Lafayette for Ryan Walters and Co. Smith took an official visit to Purdue last weekend and was also greeted for an in-home visit by some of the Boilermakers coaching staff.
He becomes the 26th member of Purdue’s 2024 recruiting class — which ranks just outside the top 30 in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings. Smith also becomes the fifth WR in the class.
Cincinnati Winton Woods three-star Tra’Mar Harris is the highest-ranked wideout in the mix, checking in at No. 664 overall. He’s flanked by the likes of Saint Petersburg (Fla.) Clearwater Central Catholic three-star Shamar Rigby and East Saint Louis (Ill.) three-star Jesse Watson.
Cincinnati La Salle four-star cornerback Koy Beasley is the highest-ranked signee headed to West Lafayette. He is the No. 132 overall recruit and No. 17 CB in the On3 Industry Ranking. Other top signees include Naperville (Ill.) North four-star safety Luke Williams, Midland (Texas) Lee three-star quarterback Marcos Davila and Pickerington (Ohio) Central three-star tight end Tayvion Galloway.