Smith led John Tyler High School to a 6-0 start through pool play and the first three rounds of the Division I championship bracket before falling in the semifinals to Dickinson. For his efforts, Scout named him one of the top quarterbacks we saw at this past weekend's state tournament.
Scout ranks Smith as the No. 7 athlete in Texas and the No. 47 athlete nationally, though Houston recruited Smith as a quarterback, similar to former John Tyler standout Greg Ward Jr.
Below is Scout's evaluation of Smith:
Bryson Smith is the type of "athlete" prospect who could potentially play about five different positions at the college level. Smith started out as a receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback for his final two years of high school football. Smith is an explosive athlete who possesses both close-quarters elusiveness and top-end long speed. Great initial burst. Vertical leap measured as high as 39 inches and laser-timed on multiple occasions in the 4.52 to 4.59 range in the 40. Smith is quick and light on his feet, which enables him to dance around defenders and hurt defenses with multiple cutbacks on the same play. As a QB, Smith is a fairly accurate passer, especially on the deep ball, where he shows adequate arm strength and the ability to drop the ball right on top of receivers. Lacks ideal size and is still developing mechanically and with short-to-intermediate accuracy, but possesses skills to play QB at the FBS level. Additionally, Smith could definitely play receiver or defensive back -- possibly with the versatility to play cornerback, safety, or nickel -- at the FBS level. Regardless of where he lines up on the field, Smith is an instinctive player with great quick-twitch athleticism and the knack for making the big play. - Gabe Brooks
As a junior, threw for 2,415 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing 60 percent of his throws. He ran for 1,421 yards and 21 touchdowns on almost eight yards per carry.
Stick with Scout as we follow Smith in what promises to be a big senior year this fall.null