Rex stated that he did research on Gino, and all reports suggest that Smith is a student of the game and a hard worker.
“Anybody that you talk to at West Virginia will tell you that,” Ryan said. “He knew it. He studied it more. He prepared harder than anybody. That’s all, just be himself, that’s the big thing, he already knows how to do it. This guy has been playing quarterback and [has been] the leader of his football team for a number of years.”Regardless of the reputation Smith may have developed during the process, Ryan liked what he saw out of Smith on Friday.
“You kind of listen to the huddle, all that type of stuff,” Ryan said. “Some guys can’t spit it out, [Smith] certainly can. Those are things you look at, the way he conducts himself, eyes up, all that type of stuff.”
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