April 26, 2006

ND ranks high with Smith

Linebacker Brian Smith of Overland Park, Kan., has several scholarship offers but he hasn't received one from Notre Dame, the school where his father played fullback in the early 1980's. But that hasn't stopped the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from listing the Irish near the top of his list of favorites.

"I've always been a fan of Notre Dame since I was real young," he said. "That will be a top school and I like all of the schools that have offered."

Smith has received written offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri and Washington. Michigan State and Purdue have verbally offered. He also has interest from Florida, Michigan and UCLA.

Last weekend Smith joined his father for a visit to South Bend for the Notre Dame spring game.

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