Indian River lineman Ben Smiley (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Ben Smiley – Indian River High School #4
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Our #4 athlete is the top lineman in the region for the recruiting class of 2019. He holds around 35 college scholarship offers and recently narrowed his list to ten.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Coming in as the #4 senior prospect region-wide is Indian River defensive tackle Ben Smiley.
#4 Ben Smiley (2019 DT 6-3 280) – Indian River High School
Ben holds around 35 college scholarship offers. He has narrowed his list down to ten schools, including Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Miami, Nebraska, NC State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Texas A&M.
In his junior season, Smiley was selected as a First Team All-District and First Team All-Region defensive lineman.
recruit757 Video Correspondent Antowyne Shaw caught up with Ben Smiley last week, and he told us how his squad is approaching the season.
“We’re going to take it one week at a time. We’ll take it slow. We’ll hopefully come out with a state championship,” Smiley stated. “My expectations are very high for everybody out here. We’re all athletes. We’re all great players.”
That’s spoken like a leader. Indian River attacks their season with an opener against Norview at home, Friday night, August 31.
– Andy Hilton
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