Overview: Corey Smith is Ohio State's only current junior college recruit ... in fact, he is the first junior college prospect to sign with Ohio State since Larry Grant signed out of Community College of San Francisco in 2006 ... Smith red-shirted the 2013 season with the Buckeyes and is a fourth-year junior eligibility-wise ... he is majoring in African-American studies.
More on Corey: Smith, from Akron Buchtel High School, played on an unbeaten (10-0) Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College team in 2011 before the college discontinued the program after 80 years ... Smith had 28 receptions for 438 yards and two touchdowns for Grand Rapids ... he then played for Buddy Stephens at East Mississippi C.C., located in Scooba, Miss., in 2012 ... he recorded 51 receptions for 733 yards and nine touchdowns for the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' north division champion ... caught 11 passes for 113 yards vs. Northwest C.C. and seven passes for 158 yards vs. Southwest C.C. ... his team won first eight games before dropping final two games of the season ... named the No. 9 junior college prospect in the nation by 247Sports and the No. 3 receiver ... Smith is the son of Erika Smith.