WR Ainias Smith (© Greg Powers)

The Opening Houston Interview with 2019 WR Ainias Smith

Scout caught up with Ainias Smith, who has the college football pedigree and will be looking to keep his family tradition of playing college football alive.

Wide receiver Ainias Smith from Fort Bend (Texas) Dulles is the younger brother of former Scout 100 member CB Maurice Smith, who played his college ball in the SEC for Alabama and Georgia.  

But as one of the Smith boys amateur career is ending it is time for another to step into the spotlight and Ainias has done just that as he was one of the standouts at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp last spring and he was yet again one of the top performers at The Opening Houston. 

The 5-foot-9, 181-pound athlete finished in the Top 10 of testing at the WR position with a 92.7 Nike+ Rating. 

The Opening Houston Top 10 WR Nike+ Ratings

"Right now I am playing slot and corner," Smith said. "I am a very diverse person. I can play on both sides of the football, and right now I think they are going to have me be playing quarterback. I am real quick on my feet and athletic."

Smith, who has spent time under center, feels like playing multiple spots can help him prepare himself for mental challenges thrown at him on the field -- especially as a wide receiver the spot that he is most likely to settle in at and get recruited to play in college.  

"As a quarterback and as I play DB I know the defensive keys," Smith explained, "so as a quarterback I know what need to look for in the DBs overages and look for what I need to see to get into the endzone."

Ainias was just a young kid when his older brother went throug the recruiting process, but he has been able to grow up watching and learning what it takes to be a success. 

"Really just keep faith in God," Smith said, "and mainly just do whatever you got to do to get on the field. Put in the extra work when nobody else is putting in the work."

Of course colleges are already putting Smith on the radar for the 2019 recruiting cycle.

"Right now I have OU (Oklahoma) looking at me.  Baylor, LSU, U-of-H (Houston), Kansas and Texas Tech.


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