Kadin Smith, a 3* safety from Spencer County High School (KY), gave Purdue their third verbal commitment in as many days. Smith was just beginning to see his recruiting take off, and is another solid pick up for the Brohm Squad.
The multi dimensional Smith plays both running back and safety and returns kicks for his Spencer County High School team and is ranked as solid 3* prospect (85) and the 5th best player in the state of Kentucky by 247 Sports.
Kadin was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me on what has to be one of the most exciting nights of his life.
Kadin, your recruitment is really starting to take off, what is it about Purdue that made you decide to commit to the Boilermakers?
I really felt at home when I visited Purdue, not only at the campus, but the coaches really emphasized the fact that they take care of their players. That was something that really stood out to me. They had a lot of success at WKU and they were confident they would turn things around at Purdue, and i wanted to be apart of that.
Your high school team uses you all over the field, on offense, defense, and special teams, what position is Purdue recruiting you for and how do you see your self fitting into the Purdue scheme?
They recruited me as a safety, but Coach Brohm also talked about getting the ball in my hands in space, whether that be punt return or catching screens, but I think i will fit well into the scheme that they have, they have a thing for long, fast safeties like myself.
Not only are you a star on the football team, you also tear it up on the track. Can you tell us a little about your track career?
I began running track in elementary, then as time went on, I started to develop the technique it took to be an elite sprinter after, that I became a 3X All-American in track and a 3X state champion.
Note: Kadin is a state champion in the 100, 200, and 400.
The Purdue roster is starting to take on a real Kentucky flavor with coach Brohm. Have you played with or against any of Purdue's other Kentucky players?
I actually have not gone against them, but I do workout and am very close with 2017 commit DJ Washington. Also, you hear about the freak ability of Christian County's Keyron Catlett, who is also a 2017 commit.
Do you have a message you would like to share with all the Boilermaker fans reading this article?
Purdue stumbled upon a hard working, team oriented player who is ready to bring West Lafayette back to its winning traditions.
Again, I want to thank Kadin, for taking time on a momentous day to answer my questions. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing that speed on the field.