Smith ended his recruitment on April 13th by announcing he had committed to Duke. He had Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia as other finalists.
“Coach Cut is awesome,” Smith said at the time. “He’s kind of like a football guy, always. He always knows what he’s talking about. He’s really smart. He helps me out with a lot of stuff when we’re talking.
Projected Position: Offensive Tackle
2016 Projection: Duke makes a habit of redshirting their offensive linemen and will do the same with Smith. Smith will continue to add weight and strength, but is athletic enough to factor into the line rotation in a year or so - which you’d expect out of a four star prospect. During his year off, Smith will likely work on improving his pass protection.
Quotable: “We want to move Duke to the next level and take nine-win seasons into 10- and 11-win seasons and compete for national championships. For me, academically and football-wise, it was a great match.”