Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith was scheduled to visit Notre Dame last week, then head for Alabama for a couple of days over the weekend. But he made some significant changes in his itinerary and wound up at the University of Louisville.

So much for the Irish and the Crimson Tide.

Smith obviously liked what he saw and heard during his Louisville visit, and has made a verbal commitment to become an integral part of the UofL football program.

A 6-foot-2, 225-pound running back transferring from Fresno (Calif.) City College, Smith rushed for 1,735 yards and scored 17 touchdowns this past season. He capped it off with with 168 yards and a touchdown in a season-ending win in the State Center Bowl.

Smith played high school football at Hammond High Magnet School in Louisiana. He exploded for 447 yards and seven touchdowns in a game against Pearl River High as a junior in 2012.

According to the Fresno Bee, Smith is majoring in engineering and has carried a grade point average of at least 3.0 or better since high school.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.