By Bassett on Oct 24, 2010, 8:58 am
Mark Cannizzaro wrote a fantastic piece this morning about Brad Smith, and just what he means to the team with quotes from his coaches and teammates. It’s a great article, and here’s one of the leading sections about Mike Westhoff’s trip to recruit Brad Smith when he was at Mizzou.
“Everything he did,” Westhoff recalled, “he did exceptionally well.”
Westhoff remembered reporting back to then-head coach Eric Mangini and saying, “Let’s get him. I don’t care where or how, let’s get him.”
The most powerful moment that resonated with Westhoff about that visit to Missouri was his first impression.
“When we got there, it was like the entire athletic department was ready to drop football when that guy was leaving,” Westhoff said.
“They just loved him. This was a guy that just did everything for them.”