Even at 5-foot-8, it's hard for Edmond Santa Fe's Trevan Smith to be overlooked.
Not with his streaking down the field behind defensive backs time and time again.
Not with his shutdown corner skills that confound opposing receivers left and right.
The skill earned Smith a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State team at wide receiver.
Still, though, Smith is being overlooked a bit on the recruiting trail.
He's still holding out hope for a Division-I offer, for someone to take a chance that the flash he showed for the Wolves will translate to the next level.
His teammate and one of his closest friends, Santa Fe defensive back Khari Harding, is indignant that Smith hasn't been given that chance yet.
Harding, himself committed to Arkansas, believes Smith can play at that level.
“He may be small but he's a great athlete,” Harding said. “I don't see why anybody hasn't recognized it yet. I just hope he starts getting looked at.”
What he did for the Wolves this year, though, was phenomenal.
He had 1,333 yards and 15 touchdowns receiving.
“Nobody could cover him all year long,” Wolves coach Lance Manning said. “His explosion offensively is incredible to me.
“Even against Tulsa Union, he was behind them. We didn't get them the ball for whatever reason that night but it wasn't because he wasn't open.”
Harding remembers playing against Smith in middle school.
Harding sized up Smith and thought Smith wouldn't give him much of a problem.
“I was like, ‘Who is this dude?'” Harding said. “he just passed right by me on a route or a run.”
Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen never got tired of going Smith's way.
In a 27-21 win over Norman that wound up giving the Wolves the district title, Smith caught six passes for 193. Those catches included a 90-yarder for a touchdowns and another long catch that set up another score.
“It's pretty crazy to get the ball in his hands and see the stuff he does,” Hansen said. “He amazes me every time I throw it to him.”
Smith was a piece of a deep receiver corps last season but made huge strides this year in becoming the feature piece.
“I think it was just a better grasp of the system,” Manning said. “He had a better feel for the offense and what was expected of him. The athletic ability has always been there.”
He also continued to improve on defense.
“People just didn't go after him very much,” Manning said. “He's that good. He's not real tall but he plays so big.”