The first change he made this offseason was at the dinner table.
Out: Fast foods.
In: Healthy foods.
Smith, from nearby Quincy, has changed his body for the good with his new approach. He has added noticeable muscle and bulk to his shoulders and arms.
"I am eating right finally," Smith said.
"Basically, I've been more disciplined. I've been trying to eat right and working out. I feel a lot better."
Smith has traded the take-out windows at McDonald's and Burger King for home-cooked meals. He also no longer munches late at night and wakes up early to run.
"I've jogging a mile-and-a-half every morning and then I am working out each afternoon," Smith said. "My body really responded and has shown improvement. And, like I said, I feel a lot better
FSU fans should also feel good about the Seminoles' secondary.
The Seminoles, however, lost a cornerback last week when Jhermaine McAroy was ruled academically ineligible.
He tied for first along with safety Pat Watkins with three interceptions, including one for a 90-yard touchdown (fifth longest in FSU history) against Notre Dame.
Smith also ranked fourth on team with seven pass break-ups and fifth among defensive backs with 32 tackles (25 solo, seven assisted. He chipped in two fumble recoveries as well.
"The secondary has shown a lot of improvement," Smith said.
"We've been working out here every day, working together. We are going to have that good chemistry out on the field. I think we might have one of the best secondarys in the nation. We are looking for a great season."