Akili Smith's son, 2025 QB prospect, receives scholarship offer from Oregon
Akili Smith Jr. could have Oregon fans cheering for a familiar name in the future.
Smith, the son of former Oregon great Akili Smith, has been offered a scholarship by the Ducks. The younger Smith is a quarterback prospect in the 2025 recruiting class.
Smith is listed at 6-5, 200 pounds. He does not yet have a star rating from On3 or 247Sports. Arizona and Cal are among the other programs to have extended scholarship offers in the early stages of Smith’s recruitment.
EXTREMELY excited and blessed to have received my 6th offer from the university of Oregon…@oregonfootball
Thanks for the offer @CoachWillStein.@GregBiggins @alecsimpson5 @BrandonHuffman @ESPN300News @LemmingReport @CraigHaubert @TheUCReport #goducks #nike #jordan pic.twitter.com/9vDgZqpe8m
— Akili Smith Jr (@Akilismithjr) January 27, 2023
Highlights from Smith’s sophomore season at Vista Murrieta (California) can be viewed below:
Update: C/o 2025 6’6” QB Akili Smith jr Season highlights…different camera view… @Akilismithjr @akili_smith @alecsimpson5 @GregBiggins @BrandonHuffman @On3sports @LemmingReport #California #nike #Jordan #espn pic.twitter.com/No1n8n7oCh
— Tiesha Smith (@TieshaSmith) January 19, 2023
Smith Sr. was Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1998. After his Oregon career, Smith was the No. 3 overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Smith played professional football in the NFL and CFL until 2007.