Alfonso Smith update & video

Waggener's Alfonso Smith picked up an offer from U of L this week and ITV has the latest, plus video highlights of the standout athlete.

Louisville Waggener High School's Alfonso Smith made people take notice last fall when as a junior he led the state in scoring, reaching the end zone an amazing 78 times. His production helped Waggener to a final record of 9-2 and the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.

Smith also helped increase his stock at the recent Jefferson County Coaches Combine at Ballard High School when he was clocked with a 40-yard time of 4.45.

His speed, coupled with his 6'2, 180-pound frame, has made Smith one of the top targets in the Bluegrass State.

As a junior, Smith played both running back and cornerback for the Wildcats and could project for either position on the collegiate level.

"He has great speed and good size for a defensive back," Waggener Head Coach Chris Wolfe told Inside the Ville. "At running back he does a good job making people miss and running through tackles. Needless to say, once he is in the open field he is hard to catch."

While most schools appear to be recruiting him as a defensive back, U of L likes him as a running back.

"[U of L] said that they like the way he looks running the ball on the video that they have seen," Wolfe continued. "He tells each school that he see's that he'd come in as a defensive back, but that as he gets bigger would like a chance at running back and they all seem open to that."

Louisville, which offered earlier this week, is now the fourth area program to extend a scholarship invitation to Smith. Indiana was the first to offer, followed recently by Kentucky and Ohio University.

"He's really a great kid," said Wolfe. "He has solid grades and is a great team player that others enjoy being around."

With two preseason scrimmages scheduled, at Pleasure Ridge Park (JuJuan Spillman) and hosting Western (Corey Goodson), plus a season-opening matchup against Fern Creek (Maurice Urrutia), ITV will be sure to make Waggener one of our 'Scouting Stops' this fall.

Alfonso Smith Video

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