Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State Overview: Corey Smith is in his second year with Ohio State football program and is a fifth-year senior ... 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 then saw considerable playing time for the Buckeyes last season ... enters his senior campaign needing one catch for 100 in his collegiate career ... has 99 career catches for 1,426 yards and 11 touchdowns ... is majoring in African-American & African studies.
2014 Season (Junior): Smith played in 14 games for the College Football Playoff national champions and earned his first Varsity O letter ... he had 20 receptions for 255 yards and a 12.8 yards per reception average ... caught a personal-best (as a Buckeye) four passes for 44 yards in the win over Maryland ... had his long catch of the season -- 47 yards -- in the national title game win over Oregon, part of a two-catch, 76-yard receiving game ... had at least one reception in 11 of his 14 games, including three catches for 28 yards in the win over Michigan and two catches for 30 years in the Big Ten championship game win over Wisconsin.
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 ... is the son of Erika Smith.
COREY SMITH’S OHIO STATE RECEIVING STATS