BearsIllustrated and Scout break down Baylor signee Abram Smith

Abram Smith is an elite RB prospect that gives Baylor a potential home-run hitter at the position


Two-time all-state running back from Abilene (Texas) High School… Record-setting back at AHS under head coaches Del Van Cox and Steve Warren… Rated nation’s 29th-best RB prospect in 2017 recruiting class by Scout, ranked No. 64 by 247Sports and No. 77 by ESPN… Ranked No. 68 in Texas (fourth among RBs) by Scout and No. 117 by 247Sports… All-time leading rusher in Abilene history, amassed school-record 4,955 career rushing yards in 33 games over four prep seasons (also totaled 29 receptions for 348 yards and three TDs along with two kick-return TDs)… Also school records for career all-purpose TDs (77), 100-yard rushing games (31), career scoring (462 points), single-game TDs (seven) and longest rush (99 yard TD)… Earned 2016 Class 6A All-State second-team honors after leading AHS to 11-2 record and DII regional semis… Named 2016 District 3-6A MVP… Ran for 1,939 yards and 34 TDs on 237 carries, also had eight receptions for 84 yards and one score and added kick-return TD… Earned 2015 Class 6A All-State honorable mention and named to All-District 3-6A first team as junior for 7-4 Abilene squad… Totaled 1,814 yards and 24 TDs on ground and 118 yards on nine catches… Ran for single-game career-best 343 yards on 27 carries vs. Lee in 2015… Ran for 915 yards and 10 TDs in injury-shortened sophomore season, still earned 2014 All-District 3-6A second-team honors… Also had 10 catches for 67 yards and TD before knee injury in seventh game… Called up to varsity for final two games of 2013 season as freshman, scored TDs on first two carries… Finished with 287 yards


“Abram is a big, strong, fast runner – a home-run hitter. He has great growth potential to be an all-purpose downhill runner. He’s punishing, bruising and has the ability to break long runs.”

Inside the Numbers

Class: 2017

School: Abilene (TX) HS

Size: 6'0", 196 lbs

Position: RB

Star Rating: 3-Star National Rank: N/A

Position Rank: No. 29

Midland RB Rank: No. 4

Texas RB Rank: No. 4


Smith stayed under the radar for the most part and was committed to the University of Tulsa for a while. Smith is a bruising back with great top end speed. Evaluation

Abram Smith is a high-volume, high-production running back who thrived in TXHSFB's largest classification. He runs with power and balance and has 4.59 laser-timed speed in the 40. He's been one of the more under-recruited prospects in the 2017 class in Texas, but is a Power Five-caliber running back. - Gabe Brooks, Midlands Recruiting Analyst


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High School Career

In a four-year varsity career for Abilene High School in Texas Class 6A, Smith 4,917 yards from scrimmage and 59 total touchdowns. Smith ran for 4,653 yards and 57 touchdowns, while catching 31 passes for 264 yards and two TD's.

2016: As a senior, Smith ran for 1,927 yards and 34 touchdowns on 8.2 yards per carry. He also caught eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown to give him 2,006 yards from scrimmage and 35 touchdowns as he led Abilene High to an 11-2 record and a Texas Class 6A Division II third-round playoff appearance.

2015: Smith's junior season saw him run for 1,525 yards and 13 touchdowns, in addition to catching nine passes for 118 yards.

2014: As a sophomore, Smith enjoyed a breakout season with 914 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, while catching 10 passes for 67 yards and one score.

2013: Smith got two games of varsity experience as a freshman and made the most of them with 287 rushing yards.

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