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Recruiting Spotlight: NyRhique Smith

Will Coach Manning and his staff be able to land high-major prospect NyRhique Smith?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NyRhique Smith is a 6'2 guard from Frederick Douglass high school in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He is a New Jersey native but recently made the move to increase exposure. This 2016 prospect has received offers from coach Manning while at Wake Forest and Tulsa. In addition, Smith has generated interest from Arizona, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, UNLV, Georgetown, Miami, Florida, Tennessee, and was invited to visit Chapel Hill by North Carolina assistant Hubert Davis.

Being a sophomore, Smith is still relatively uncovered by the large recruiting sites but is considered a very solid D1 prospect. lists Smith as a High-Major recruit with a national ranking of 81 and a positional ranking (shooting guard) of 22. Smith's film shows a very quick and athletic scorer with promising handle and the ability to finish in traffic. At 6'2 175lbs Smith has good size and still has plenty of time to grow. As a freshman at Monmouth Regional, Smith averaged over 20 points per game as a varsity player, catching the attention of Coach Manning. Wake Forest's early contact with NyRhique should play dividends in the future as Smith's stock will surely rise over the next few years.

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