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Wilson Central graduate Cullen Smith 

Former Wilson Central standout --

Wilson Central graduate Cullen Smith (Class of 2016) announced Monday night via Twitter that he will be leaving East Tennessee State University.

A two-time second team All-SoCon selection and a three-year starter for the Bucs, Smith will enroll at the University of Arkansas this fall and will sit out the 2020 season under NCAA regulations.

A second baseman at ETSU, Smith will have one season of eligibility remaining at Arkansas.

This past season at East Tennessee State Smith hit .304 while playing in all 55 games -- all starts.

He finished second on the squad with 63 base hits including 14 doubles and seven homers. Smith led the team with 42 walks.

East Tennessee State went 34-21 in 2019, including a record of 11-12 in the Southern Conference.

Smith is the son of Shawn and Dayna Smith.

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