The North Little Rock School District (NLRSD) released a statement on Wednesday afternoon announcing 5-star Arkansas Commit, Nick Smith Jr., will be allowed to play his senior season at North Little Rock High School.
The NLRSD stated both NLRSD and PCSSD, agree there were violations of AAA rules but have determined “this was at no fault of the student-athlete or the family. Therefore, it is time to move forward in the best interest of our student-athletes and stakeholders.”
Nick Smith Jr. is one of the top players in the nation and recently transferred from Sylvan Hills to North Little Rock. However, it was believed that Smith was recruited to play there by a registered volunteer coach at NLRSD. That specific coach had been training Smith since the sixth grade.
NLRHS self reported the violates months ago and when Smith appealed AAA ruling against him, he lost by a vote of 6-1.