Signing Day Spotlight:Troy Smith

Troy Smith of Harker Heights (Texas) High School, signed with the United States Military Academy on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Smith.

Troy Smith

The 6-foot, 185-pound quarterback committed to the Black Knights on May 12th, 2014 to his recruiter Todd Spencer.

"I always thought of going into the military as a secondary option if I didn't go to college, but I see this as such a blessing. It's such a great opportunity to receive an outstanding education, serve my country, and play for a great team. I couldn't turn it down."

At the time of his commitment, Army was Smith's only D-1 offer.

"Coach Todd Spencer said how much he loved the way I run the football. When he watched me practice, he said he was equally impressed with my throwing. He thought that I would be a perfect fit at West Point with my game as well as my personality."

Troy Smith, a three-year starter at Harker Heights, also lettered in basketball and track and field. As a senior Smith was 131 for 242 passing for 2106 yards and 21 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He rushed for 543 yards on 117 carries with seven rushing touchdowns. He is the son of Cynthia and Troy Smith. Top Stories