Multitalented Braves star Smith might have to drop sport in college

The athletics crossroads Brenden Smith will face next winter may or may not include a home plate.

Committed to play football at Marian University, the Indian Creek senior would love to be part of the Knights’ baseball program should circumstances permit.

“I’ll probably decide after football season to see how hard it is to balance academics and athletics,” said Smith, the Daily Journal’s 2013 Player of the Year in football after leading the 9-3 Braves in seven statistical categories, including rushing yards (960), receptions (53), receiving yards (948), touchdowns (34) and total points (205).

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