E.J. Smith’s top five is (in alphabetical order) Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Stanford and Texas A&M.
His father, Emmitt, ran for 18,355 yards in a pro career spent mostly with the Dallas Cowboys.
E.J. Smith is a four-star prospect and the No. 4 all-purpose back in the nation according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Listed at 5-foot-11, 198 pounds, he is two inches taller than his famous father, who was one of the most-coveted running back prospects in the country as a senior at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Fla., in the mid-80s before starring at Florida.
Ohio State also made the cut for Joseph Johnson III when the cornerback from Colonial Heights (Va.) Life Christian Academy shared his final four.
Joining the Buckeyes are Penn State, Texas A&M and N.C. State.
Johnson, who is a three-star prospect in 247Sports Composite rankings, has visited the Aggies, Nittany Lions and Wolfpack in June after seeing Ohio State in the middle of May.
That all came after he de-committed from North Carolina.