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Emmitt Smith the father steals National Signing Day spotlight with a recruiting message for parents

The odds of raising a child who goes on to sit in front of cameras on national signing day and put his name on the dotted line is pretty astronomical for most folks.

However, those chances are certainly a whole lot better when you're Hall of Fame running back and former Cowboys great Emmitt Smith.

EJ Smith, considered one of the top all purpose backs in all of high school football, sat down to make his announcement today, with no shortage of schools hoping that they'd choose them. EJ chose Stanford from over 20 other scholarship offers, including the alma mater of his father.

Emmitt was asked about on-air with ESPN, and his message is one that all parents should hear.