2003 Profile: WR David Smith

Looking for the top recruit in South Carolina outside of RB Demetrius Summers? Look no further than David Smith out of Union. Smith promises to be one of the top wide receivers in the southeast next season, and without question, he'll have the opportunity to play for one of the top football programs in the country in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Eddie Adams)

At 6'4, 180 lbs, and possessing 4.55 speed, WR David Smith has all the tools in place to be an all-world wide reciever next season for the Union Yellow Jackets.

This past year he registered 76 receptions for over 1,328 yards (18.2 yards/catch) and 13 touchdowns and was an all-state performer. He was also a big reason for the Yellow Jackets' run to the South Carolina AAA State Championship game against Camden, and you can bet that he learned a trick or two from former Union wide receiver Roscoe Crosby.

Smith is a strong athlete, with a 315 squat, and a 30-inch vertical leap. He has been timed at right under 4.6 in the 40. He'll have to improve his upper body strength, but that will undoubtedly come with time.

In many ways, it would be easy to say that his game is similar to that of former Clemson receiver Rod Gardner. He has powerful legs, great moves in the open field, and the ability to go up and fight off cornerbacks for the fooball. He would certainly be a great addition to the Clemson offense.

With his height, he'll have the ability to add on a few more pounds before his senior season and really become a top-notch player. He also is the top pitcher for the Union baseball team, and an all-region peformer on the hardwood. Some experts have indicated that he could be a division I-A prospect in three sports. He's just an incredible all-around athlete.

We'll continue to keep you updated on David Smith and the Union Yellow Jackets as football season draws closer.

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