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A verbal commitment - with a twist

A verbal commitment - with a twist

Usually a "soft" commitment is more of an indicator - granted, a quality indicator - of which way a prospect is leaning than it is a true verbal pledge. Not so with Waco (TX) Reicher Catholic tight end Jordan Smith. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound standout gave a self-described soft commitment to Kansas this week, but only because he wants the chance to finalize things face-to-face.

Ask Jordan Smith how his recent verbal commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks feels, and the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end from Waco (TX) Reicher Catholic certainly doesn't hold back. "It's freaking awesome," he said. Fans usually cringe when a prospect makes a "soft" verbal commitment, and Smith himself describes the pledge he gave to the Kansas coaching staff this week as such - though not for the...

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