Red Bank Catholic's Liam Smith, one of the top linemen in New Jersey from the Class of 2016, announced Monday that he has verbally committed to Duke University.

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Smith, who had 11 FBS offers, gives RBC an FBS recruit for the sixth straight year, including linebacker Jamie Gordinier from the current senior class, who is headed to the University of Miami. Smith is the second standout from the Shore Conference junior class to verbally commit to an FBS program, following on the heels of Red Bank receiver Sadiq Palmer, who verballed to Syracuse over the weekend.

A first-team All-Shore selection by Shore Sports Network this fall, Smith helped the Caseys win the Non-Public Group III title, their first state championship since 1976, as well as their fifth straight division title to earn All-Class B North honors from the coaches. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound tackle was a key cog in an RBC offense that scored a school-record 543 points to lead the Shore Conference with an average of 45 points per game. The Caseys ran for 2,804 yards as a team on an average 7.5 yards per attempt and had 4,289 total yards for an average of 357.4 yards per game.