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Stats support available QB Dru Smith

10/18/2012

All Dru Smith (Sherman, Texas/Sherman) has wanted is an opportunity to show that he is worthy of leading an offense. The quarterback has said his numbers will speak for themselves.

As a varsity quarterback, Smith has won 24 of 27 games, which includes stints at Sherman and Dallas-area private school Parish Episcopal. The latest win was a 49-38 decision against a Wylie (Texas) East team that features three FBS commits. Smith threw for 349 yards and 5 touchdowns with 0 interceptions.

For the year, Smith has led Sherman, led by coach Gary Kinne, to a 5-1 record and has thrown for 2,137 yards, 23 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He has completed better than 67 percent of his passes.

“I just want to show that I’m a winner. I’ve said that all along,” Smith said. “I’m going to do whatever it takes to win, and I feel I have what it takes to compete at the next level.”

At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Smith has already won a state championship, leading Parish Episcopal to the TAPPS Division II title in 2010. He’s hoping to do the same in his senior year at Sherman. In doing so, Smith is looking to claim that first scholarship. He had early interest from North Texas and Air Force, and most recently, Tulsa and Louisiana Tech have been in contact.

“I know right now that they [Louisiana Tech] don’t have a QB for this class,” Smith said. “I’m aware they have lot of depth at the quarterback position. I believe they have six quarterbacks, but two of them are seniors, and another they’re talking about moving to another position.

“With Tulsa, they have two quarterbacks committed, but one of them may go as an athlete. I know they’re not always set on just one kid. I’ve heard a lot about Tulsa. My head coach’s son [G.J. Kinne] played there.”

Smith added that he’s now picking up interest from New Mexico, as well as ranked Division II program Midwestern State.