When you run an offense that flings the ball around like the University of Buffalo does, you need wide receivers who can go up and make plays. Earlier this spring, head coach Jeff Quinn and the Bulls locked up a local class of 2015 prospect that could fit that exact role for years to come.
On April 19th, Sweet Home Senior High School standout Brandon Smiley became the first recruit to give Quinn and the Bulls a verbal commitment.
"I got offered at the spring game by Coach Quinn. He sat me and my dad down before the game and gave me and my dad time to talk over things and I decided that UB was the best fit." The 6'2 195 pound soon to senior stated to Hustle Belt.
"Buffalo is just a great school academically and athletically." Said, Smiley, who plans on majoring in business management once he reaches campus. "I chose UB because I fit into their style of offense and it just feels like home, being that my high school is just probably a half of a mile down the street. I still wanted to play in front of my hometown."
Currently ranked the 13th player in New York, 183rd wide out, and 1,580th overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to the 247Sports Composite, Smiley, suited up on both sides of the ball as a junior for Sweet Home, who finished the year 9-1. A New York State Sportswriters Association First Team All-State selection, he accounted for over 1,500 all purpose yards and 15 touchdowns for the Panthers last season.
It might be awhile before you watch Brandon Smiley snagging down touchdowns for the Bulls, but get a taste of what you can expect to see from him once he dons the White and Blue, with these highlights: