The Florida Gators Are Getting a Turnover Machine in Scout 300 S Cajuan Smith

Scout examines the skill set of new Florida Gators commit and the nation's 16th-ranked safety, Cajuan Smith.

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Name: Cajuan Smith

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 190 Pounds

Position: Safety

Hometown/School: West Palm Beach (Fla.) Oxbridge Academy

Committed to: Florida Gators

Ranking: Nation's 169th-Ranked Player Overall | Nation's 16th-Ranked Safety | South's Fifth-Ranked Safety | Florida's Third-Ranked Safety

Scouting Report:

Measuring in at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Smith is a rangy ball hawk who checks off several boxes when it comes to the free safety position in today's day and age of college football. Smith's ball skills are obvious after recording near double-digit interceptions over the past two seasons. He does a nice job of timing his jump to high-point the football, but flashes impressive body control as well.

When you add his intriguing size and frame into the equation, it is no surprise that the nation's elite programs are going all in for his services. Smith covers a significant amount of ground in the back end of the defense, but can continue to work on his playing with more physicality.

You also have to take notice of Smith's burst. He does a nice job reading and reacting to the ball, and then follows it up by exploding out of his backpedal. Smith is a fleet-footed defensive back that accelerates to the ball carrier in a hurry, so there is a whole of potential here.

Smith provides that pop at the point of attack, but can focus on wrapping up his opponent as well. Smith checks in with prototypical size, and is a natural when getting vertical for the pigskin. This is a bouncy athlete with a reputation for making that highlight reel play in the secondary.


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