Cannon Smith is the son of former Clemson defensive end Bill Smith, who played for the Tigers from 1977-81. Smith caught 20 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore.
He was very impressive at last year's Dabo Swinney football camp going through all the drills. He has pretty quick feet for someone of his size.
Bio: Second generation Clemson Tiger who hopes to continue Clemson's tradition of outstanding tight ends...ranked among the top 300 players in the nation by three different services...rated #235 by Scout.com, #237 by ESPN.com and #284 by 247Sports.com...listed as #3 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com and #7 by Scout.com...ranked as eighth best player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com and 13th best in the state by Rivals.com...helped Hammond to the Independent School State Championship game his senior year...team came on strong and finished with 10-4 record...had 15 receptions for 300 yards and two scores as a senior...missed some time with injury and was object of double teams most of the season...had 31 catches for 460 yards and four scores as a junior...caught 20 passes for 394 yards and four TDs as a sophomore (2011)...played in the Offense-Defense All-Star game in Orlando...wore number 84 at the Hammond School in Columbia, SC, the same number his dad wore at Clemson...also plays on the Hammond basketball team...son of 1981 Clemson graduate Bill Smith, a starting defensive end on Clemson's 1981 National Championship team...Bill was four-year letterman between 1977-81...started and had 10 tackles in Clemson's win over Nebraska in the 1982 Orange Bowl...Bill is also on the Clemson Board of Trustees and won last year's Brian Dawkins Leadership Award, which is presented each year to former Clemson football player by Head Coach Dabo Swinney...recruited by Brent Venables...also had offer from Alabama...played for Erik Kimrey at Hammond School in Columbia.