Enrolled at Clemson in January of 2016…A five-star linebacker…second-team USA Today All-American…played in the Under Armour All-American game…No. 1 player in Maryland in the Class of 2016 and the No. 6 overall player in the nation according to Rivals.com… No. 1 OLB, No. 5 player in Maryland and the No. 21 player by ESPN.com… ranked as No. 17 overall player in the nation by Tom Lemming…PrepStar ranks Smith as No. 28 overall player in the nation…had 89 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in the 2015 season…played for IMG Academy in Florida in 2015…had those 89 tackles in just eight games…IMG was 9-0 for the season…had 15 tackles in a game twice, each of his last two games of the year…had 79-yard fumble return against Bergen Catholic for a touchdown…had at least one TFL in seven of his eight games…had double figures in tackles in four of the eight games…had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions in 2014 for St. Frances Academy in Maryland…opened that season with 13 tackles and two interceptions … recruited by Brent Venables… narrowed his college choices to Clemson, Auburn, and LSU…played for Kevin Wright at St. Frances and Chris Weinke at IMG Academy…recruited by Brent Venables and Mike Reed.
Mickey Plyler on Smith: You can see how this is one of the nation's top ten players. He has great explosiveness. Great acceleration. Smith is physical and plays with an edge. I do think he has a transition to make to linebacker at the college level but when the light comes on then look out. I can't wait to see how he progresses this spring. Venables loves to send his linebackers and Smith is a terrific pass rusher.
Reminds Plyler of: Tony Steward
Committed to Clemson on 1/02/16.
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He has a 4.50 forty yard dash, 30.3 inch vertical and a SPARQ rating of 76.89.
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