A tailback with excellent size and quick feet, he stood out at the elite camp, which is not surprising considering the 6-0, 195-pounder rushed for 1,278 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. Smith is looking to improve those numbers this fall as he and his teammates participate in spring drills.
"We're going to the spread offense this season," he notes. "A lot of teams right now are going to the spread and we think we'll be a more dominating team.
"We'll be balanced," Smith says of the Central attack. "Last year we were more of a running team. We have seven starters returning on offense, but only two on defense. Most of the defense we have coming back went undefeated for three years straight growing up so that should be a big addition."
A standout at the elite camp at Auburn, Smith says he has plenty of interest in the Tigers. "I plan on coming to the Auburn camp again this summer," he notes. "I plan on going to Alabama, Florida and Florida State camps."
A prospect who already has plenty of scholarship offers in hand before finishing his junior year in high school, Smith has been lifting weights this spring and running the sprints on the Central track team prior to the start of spring drills that are now underway. "I have offers from Auburn, Alabama, Georgia Tech, UAB, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Minnesota," he notes.
One of his latest offers is from the Golden Gophers, who signed another prospect from east Alabama, Ralph Spry, a wide receiver from Auburn High. "I plan on taking a visit to Minnesota," Smith says. "They've offered me so I just want to go up and check things out."
In addition to his football skills, Smith has been getting the job done in the classroom. "Everything is great academically," he says. "I have all A's and B's."