Smith soaks in spotlight, stays grounded 

July, 24, 2013
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It all happened on an unassuming September day for ESPN 300 safety Erick Smith (Cleveland/Glenville).

A shy safety out of a football factory, Smith picked up his first offer -- a big one -- from Georgia Tech.

The rest, as they say, is history; 10 months later, Smith is one of the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail.

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