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Louisville football recruiting: JUCO running back Jeremy Smith commits

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With the departure of Michael Dyer and Dominique Brown, Louisville needs running backs for the class of 2015. Ones that can enroll in January are even better. Louisville got that today with the commitment of junior college running back Jeremy Smith.

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With Brandon Radcliff and LJ Scott the only experienced and healthy running backs set to return for 2015, finding backs that can come in and help right away has been of paramount importance. Louisville got some help in that regard with the commitment of Fresno City College running back Jeremy Smith. Smith is the second junior college back to commit to Louisville, joining Tim Cook, who will most likely be primarily a fullback.

In Smith's highlight video below, you can see that he is a very big running back. At 6'2, 225, Smith can easily step into the bruising runner role that Dominique Brown occupied in Petrino's offense early in the season. 247 Sports rated Smith a three-star prospect and the #4 junior college running back in the country in their composite ratings. As was the case with Drew Bailey, Smith isn't a two year player. He'll actually have four years to play three which will provide a long term boost to the position as well.

Smith had drawn interest from Notre Dame and did have offers from Vanderbilt, Colorado, and other schools across the south. You can check out his highlight video below.