CCC's Jeff Smith commits to Boston College



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Tue. July 1, 2014 | Bob Putnam | Email

Clearwater Central Catholic quarterback Jeff Smith announced his commitment to Boston College via Twitter on Tuesday.

Smith, a senior, choose the Eagles after attending a camp at the school last week.

"When I camped there it felt like home with the students, players and coaches," Smith said. "They also wanted me as a quarterback."

Smith, rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports, has offers from nine schools. On Sunday, he narrowed the list to a top four that included Indiana, Iowa State and Wisconsin. Indiana was the only other school among his top four besides Boston College that offered him at quarterback.

"People don't think I can play (quarterback) so I'm out to prove that I can spin it with the best of them," Smith said. "I just needed someone to give me a chance and Boston College did."

Last season, Smith took over as the full-time starting quarterback at the midway point and led the Marauders to the Class 3A state championship game. In the spring, he threw for 193 yards and ran for 114 in a win against Immokalee.



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