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Texas offers nation’s No. 3 APB EJ Smith

The Longhorns join some of the nation’s top programs in pursuit of the Dallas-area star and son of NFL great Emmitt Smith.


Yet another one of the top 100 talents in the nation is officially on the Texas Longhorns radar, as Dallas Jesuit all-purpose back EJ Smith became the latest to announce an offer from Tom Herman’s program on Tuesday.

The son of NFL legend and former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith, Smith is currently considered the be the nation’s third-best all-purpose back, per the 247Sports Composite. His offer list reflects that upside, as Smith owns nearly two dozen offers with Texas joining Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and USC among those in the mix.

At this early juncture, the Gators are considering the frontrunner in Smith’s recruitment according to his Crystal Ball.

With Texas jumping into the mix in hopes of keeping the Dallas product close to home, four-star talent is now just the second all-purpose back prospect to earn a Texas offer this cycle, as Smith joins West Mesquite product Ty Jordan.

A 5’11, 198-pound ball carrier, Smith is ranked as the nation’s No. 97 overall player and as the No. 14 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite. As a junior Smith totaled 890 yards and 12 touchdowns on 154 attempts on the ground and added another 478 yards and five scores as a receiving option.