Buffs Add Another Football Recruit to 2010 Class, S Terrel Smith


From BOULDER — University of Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins added a 22nd member to the school’s 2010 recruiting class Saturday, as safety Terrel Smith signed his letter of intent during his campus visit. Smith, from Paterson, N.J., is a 5-10, 185-pound senior at Passaic County Tech High School in nearby Wayne. He was a third-team All-State, first-team All-Passaic County and first-team All-Tri County A League his senior season. He is the sixth member of the class on the defensive side of the football. He was 1,000-yard rusher (1,261 yards, 10 touchdowns) and 100-tackle performer (117, 61 solo) with 24 passes broken up and three interceptions as a senior. He becomes the second recruit in the class from New Jersey, the fourth from the Garden State in Hawkins’ tenure. The Buffs signed just two players from Jersey between 1973 and 2005, but the state recently has become more of a hotbed for football players, as former New York Giants quarterback and CBS commentator Phil Simms told Hawkins at a Bronco playoff game in 2006. The other recruit, tailback Tony Jones, played at Don Bosco Prep, who won the Tri County A League this past fall with Passaic County Tech finishing second. Don Bosco won the head-to-head matchup, 51-7, using primarily a strong passing game for the win; Jones rushed seven times for 23 yards and two scores, while Smith had 12 tries for 41 yards and 11 tackles. Smith is a member of Passaic’s Honor Roll and is interested in Biology as a possible major at CU.