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Heading East - Ithaca's Smith Commits to Harvard

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Heading East - Ithaca's Smith Commits to Harvard

After leading Ithaca to the Division 6 state championship this fall, Jake Smith’s name became one that was quietly gaining popularity on the recruiting scene, and now, as he prepares for his senior year of high school, Smith has found a home at the college level.

With offers from Yale and Dayton in hand, and interest from a handful of other Division 1 schools, Smith announced on Monday that he is now committed to Harvard.

A 6-foot tall, athletic signal caller for Ithaca, Smith has guided the Yellow Jackets to a 27-1 record in his two years as starting quarterback, with his only loss coming in the 2014 Division 6 state championship game.

In the 2015 Division 6 state championship game, Smith finished with over 300 yards of total offense to lead the Yellowjackets to a comeback win over Clinton and will now focus his attention to 2016, where he will without a doubt have Ithaca in contention for its sixth state title in seven years.

With Smith taking his talents to Cambridge, the Crimson will be getting one of the top playmakers from the quarterback position in the state and also one of the more versatile players if they choose to play him elsewhere.

But regardless of where he plays, not only will Harvard be getting a playmaker, but it will be getting a true winner in every way.