Tiger defensive end Peyton Smith receives initial collegiate offer

Nothing upsets Peyton Smith more than to see the football in the hands of opponents moving forward on the football field. Advancements on a different front were made this past week that the defensive lineman at Jonesboro-Hodge High School didn’t mind at all and hopes is just the beginning of much more to come.

Despite leading the state in tackles by a lineman as a junior last season and possessing a powerful 6’5″ 265 lb. frame, Smith was surprisingly receiving no attention by college recruiters. Not a call, not a letter, nothing! That all changed this past week. 

This past Saturday, Smith took his first official recruiting trip when Northwestern State University (NSU) in Natchitoches invitied him for a visit.  Within 48 hours, Smith enjoyed another “first” when Anna Maria College offered him the opportunity to continue his football career on the collegiate level. 

Located in the heart of New England on a 190-acre campus, Anna Marie College is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic institution that competes athletically as a NCAA Division III member. The football program is the defending champion of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference.

“Peyton got overlooked last year due to the large number of seniors we had that colleges were pursuing and I am glad that he is finally getting some attention,” said JHHS head coach Terrance Blankenship. “Hopefully this inspire him to work even harder so that this will be just the first of more offers to come.”

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