ESPN 150 ATH Smith talks USC

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FULLERTON, Calif. -- Since ESPN 150 athlete John Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) had been all but consumed by track and field this spring, the highly coveted prospect was a must-see attraction this past weekend in the IMG 7v7 West Regional at Fullerton College.

Known simply as “JuJu” by players, coaches and spectators, Smith drew the attention of countless cameras once he stepped onto the field for Team AIGA. And with Long Beach Poly set to kick off spring practice this week, the versatile 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete is preparing himself for many more eyes, as coaches from across the land are expected to stop by to see him in person.

Three schools in particular have been fighting for his attention.