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Utah State Running Back Michael Smith Recently Spoke With The Cincinnati Bengals

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Utah State running back Michael Smith was named the MVP during the Players All-Star Classic (College Football All-Star game in Arkansas), helping the North beat the South after posting 124 yards rushing. His 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave the North a 17-16 lead, eventually helping the North win the game 24-19 in early February. According to the official Players All-Star Classic twitter account, keeping tabs on the players that played in that game, Smith recently met with the Cincinnati Bengals. Smith generated a 4.33 during an early March Pro Day where he weighed 207 pounds at a stocky 5'8".

Smith was part of a one-two punch with Robert Turbin primarily working as the team's starting running back (one-two-three punch if you want to include Kerwynn Williams). Smith still generated 870 yrds rushing, a 7.6 yard/rush average and nine rushing touchdowns. We're not sure if this was a visit to Cincinnati or a private workout or both, but the sides have met. By our count Smith is the second known running back that the Bengals have either worked out or hosted, the first being Virginia Tech's David Wilson.

Here's Smith's highlight film against the University of Ohio during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, where Smith posted 157 yards rushing on 12 carries and two touchdowns.