Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stephon Smith's initial journal entry

6-foot-8 235 pound Stephon Smith will be a San Jose State Spartan next season. Currently, he is playing at the CJEOTO Academy in New Jersey after finishing high school in Dallas. Here is Stephon's initial journal entry:

It’s been a while since I gave some feedback on everything that has been going on with me so far since I verbally committed. I'll start by saying that on my visit the coaches, players, and the people that I met around campus definitely made me feel at home.

One thing I won’t forget is the food; THEY FED ME SO MUCH, but I don’t think I turned down one meal, ha-ha.

Midnight Madness was really fun, the energy in the building was incredible, and to say it was the first Madness they had it really went well, I can only see it getting better.

The coolest thing about the campus is that its in the city, I love the whole urban scene along with the night life and the different races of people around; I instantly felt attached to the city and San Jose State.

I'm beyond excited for next year.

As of recently, I’ve just been concentrating on playing here in Jersey-- (the CJEOTO Academy). It's been pretty tough I have to say, I’m learning a lot about myself and where I need to be physically and mentally to compete on the WAC level; I do plan to dominate, ha.

But in the mean time, I have to get through and push through issues here.

Oh!!! Before I forget. how could I? I just recently received my NIL (National Letter Of Intent). I didn’t get to sign the way I initially wanted, which is at my old high school, but I’m beyond excited about the whole ordeal. I feel so good that I belong to such a good program that takes such good care of their players. I realized while I was on campus that the players and coaching staff were like a close family, on and off the court. I’m real happy to be a part of the family.

I’m ready to come in and work hard, so this summer is going to be my “No Days Off” summer -- I can’t wait…… looking forward to the team yoga, ha-ha-ha.

Stephon Smith

1 comment:

Allie said...

I'm so proud of you Steph, really. Your journey can only get better from here, Let's get in with the WAC. GO SPARTANS! (: