"I am giving the commencement speech," said Smith. "I'm humbled to give it. It's been sitting in the back of my mind all off-season. It will be a great challenge and I'm looking forward to it. Obviously its a big honor"
Smith was asked by the President's Office a while back, and he says he was flattered by the invitation, although its not really his cup of tea.
"I'm excited about it, it will be something different, I don't do a ton of public speaking, especially in front of that many people."
Smith has stayed close to the U since leaving for the NFL, donating money for the new athletic weight room.
"I think all of our alma maters have a special place for all of us, but certainly for me. I wasn't highly recruited, then gave me an opportunity, and I don't think I would be where I am today if I hadn't made that decision and didn't go there."
As for his speech, he gave us a brief insight to what he would be telling the graduates.
"They should work really hard on running fast and throwing the ball far, and they'll have a great future ahead of them."
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