E.J. Smith, a 2020 running back, is a versatile runner who has earned scholarship offers from nearly ever top school in the country. He also happens to be the son of NFL all-time rushing leader Emmitt Smith. Ahead of his senior year of high school he has narrowed down his recruiting list.
On Sunday, Smith revealed his top five list, which includes Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Stanford, and Texas A&M. His famous father attended Florida, where he was a three-time First-team All-SEC and unanimous All-American in 1989.
247Sports rates Smith as the No. 126 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 4 all-purpose back in the nation, and the No. 19 prospect from the state of Texas.
Last year, he rushed for 890 yards and 12 touchdowns, and added another 40 receptions for 478 yards and five receiving touchdowns.
It’s that time. Top 5. Thank you family and coaches for guiding me towards making my five decisions. There isn’t an order to my top 5. pic.twitter.com/eBzD0U5NO9
— EJ (@ejsmith_22) June 23, 2019
Smith was considerably more productive the year before, when he rushed for 1,177 yards and 24 touchdowns while adding another 540 yards and seven touchdowns through the air.
247Sports‘ crystal ball predictions currently give Smith a 50-percent chance of choosing Stanford, but he has yet to make any official visits to the schools on his list.
Smith’s father was a four-time NFL rushing yards leader during his 15-year NFL career, 13 of which came with the Dallas Cowboys. He retired as the NFL’s all-time leading in rushing yards and a three-time Super Bowl champion.