Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Recruiting Update 2

I'm still receiving correspondence and interest from Nebraska and UCLA. I have been invited to attend a picnic and the UCLA versus Fresno State Football Game this Saturday, in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl but I will not be able to attend because of previously scheduled team commitments. I would have loved to have been able to attend the event and meet the coaches, especially Coach Neuheisel.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Next Game

Serra versus Valley Christian at 7:00 p.m.  on October 4, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Serra versus McQueen of Nevada: Post Game

On Friday September 18th we played and lost to McQueen of Reno, Nevada 24-7. McQueen is the #1 ranked team in Northern Nevada. After the close De La Salle loss we had a short week to prepare for another great team in McQueen. After they drove in their opening drive for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. We responded by going down on a long drive and scoring to tie the game up at 7-7. The score remained the same until a questionable interference call gave McQueen a first down right before half to keep a drive alive in which they eventually scored. During the first half we had several opportunities to score and did not capitalize on them. We played them close despite missing some key players who would have helped us in this game. I'm not taking anything away from McQueen but It is tough to play a team like them on a short week and with several key players missing from the lineup. The score was 17 to 7 in the fourth quarter and we almost recovered a mishandled punt by McQueen which they recovered on their own 5 yard line. They say football is a game of inches. We have learned this the past two weeks. We will have time to heal and get healthy by the time we play Valley Christian. This will be a tough test but we're ready for the challenge. Go Padres!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

De La Salle versus Serra : Post Game

Yesterday we lost to #1 ranked De Lasalle. This was a hard lost to take because we dominated them from the 1st quarter on and if not for a mishap on an extra point, I feel we would have won. Our team showed great character and I am proud to be a Serra Padre. Most teams who are down by 21 points, yet to the number one team in the country would have folded their tents and went home. Not Us! We no what type of team we have and what type of character we have. We have a great coach in coach Walsh and a great coaching staff. They have prepared us well to face adversity and any challenges that come before us. This is only the tip of the iceberg as we have not in my opinion played our best complete game. Look for bigger and better things from the Padres

Recruiting Update

After receiving several questionaires from Universities and Colleges over the past 8 months, It seems that the recruiting process has stepped up. After receiving some interest from Cal earlier in the year, I have recently received interest from two other major Universities. They are the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the UCLA Bruins. Nebraska has won many National Championships in it's rich history and has produced several Heisman Trophy winners. They play in the Big 12 Conference. UCLA is also a school with a rich storied tradition. They have also produced Heisman Trophy winners, most notably Troy Aikman. Both universities have told me that I will be one of the players they will be looking at for their recruiting class of 2010. I feel honored to have these two great institutions show an interest in me.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Adonis Smith #2 of Serra High School in San Mateo

Hello! This site will enable you to follow me throughout the 2008-2009 football season. You will not only be able to follow my game stats, but you will also be able to track the Serra Padres Football season this year.

I am looking forward  to us having a successful season as we challenge for a league title in the rough and tough WCAL. In the upcoming weeks you will also be able to get statistics along with game photos and video clips of some of our games. Get ready for an exciting season!! (All Day)