Tow the boat!
Ihmir Smith-Marsette spurned Rutgers over a week ago, decommitting from the Scarlet Knights after taking a visit to Iowa City. Then he took a visit to Minnesota and almost immediately committed there. Then in a matter of a day, he decided he didn’t like Minnesota and decided to de-commit. Now, he’s signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The hits just keep on comin’ for powerhouses Rutgers and Minnesota.
Smith-Marsette’s 247 Sports page lists him as a cornerback, which is presumably what he was being committed to play for the other two schools he had committed to. However, he was recruited by Brian Ferentz, so it might be safe to assume he’ll be playing on the offensive side of the field during his college career? The details are a bit fuzzy, but he’s ours. He’s also incredibly fast, running the 110 meter hurdles and the 400 meter in high school. He’ll obviously need to bulk up a bit, seeing as how he weighs 155 pounds, but that’s never a problem here. Especially not for his former high school teammate, Akrum Wadley.
The quick bio on Ihmir Smith-Marsette:
High School/Hometown: Weequahic High School // Newark, NJ
Measurables: 6’1”, 155 lb.
247 Composite Ranking: 3-stars
Other Offers: Minnesota, Rutgers, Temple, Boston College
Commitment Article: Commit Alert: NJ DB Ihmir Smith-Marsette Pledges to Rutgers Football, via On The Banks