LB Jonathan Smith Profile
Clemson made headlines Thursday evening by landing 4-star defensive
end Rahshaun Smith (Bradenton, FL) out of the IMG Academy for the
class of 2016.
Another prospect that the Clemson staff continues to evaluate is
3-star Scotland High School linebacker Jonathan Smith (Laurinburg,
N.C.). Smith spoke with CUTigers to give an update on his recruitment.
Smith does not have an offer from Clemson yet, but he is garnering a
lot of attention from schools across the country.
"I'm going to Georgia tomorrow, and I talked to Oregon today. I want
to go there sometime soon," said the junior.
As Smith's list of offers grows, he sees a handful of schools that
have extended an offer that stand out so far.
"I like Duke, Georgia
Tech, Michigan and North Carolina the most. They are all pretty equal.
They have great coaching staffs, good fan bases and good education,"
During his junior year Smith saw a lot of success on the field for
Scotland High. "I was All-Conference Defensive Player of the Year, I
made All-Region defense and was All-State. As a team we made it to the
third round of the playoffs," continued Smith.
It was easy to note the playoff run as motivation for the linebacker
before he heads into his senior season. "Our goal is to make it to the
State Championship and win it this year," noted Smith.
On a personal level, Smith pointed out areas of improvement that he'd
like to see as well. "I want to make my teammates around me better and
be a better leader. I will get to work on my skills at the Rivals Camp
and the Nike Pro Combat camp in April," furthered Smith.
The 2016 prospect stands at 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds. Smith is rated as
the 19 best middle linebacker in the country and the best MLB in the
state of North Carolina.
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