Smith (5-11, 180), an Atlanta-native, ran a 4.28 hand-timed 40-yard dash, which helps put Smith’s three-way capabilities on the football field in perspective.
“Everyone really saw my talent,” Smith said. “Whether I am running back kicks, playing receiver or playing corner, I can just get it done. The speed is something that everyone really likes because you can’t teach it.”
Of course, that speed has colleges from coast to coast after the four-star prospect.
Though Smith has had his fair share of suitors thus far in his process, he insists that his decision remains wide open.
“I am trying to visit every college that is showing interest in me,” Smith said. “I have been looking at a lot of different schools for a lot of different reasons. I want to be able to get to know the coaches and players before I make any type of decision. I should have things narrowed down by the fall, but no decision is coming any time soon.”
Does the nation’s No. 11 prospect see himself visiting Baton Rouge before all is said and done?
“I am definitely coming to check things out at LSU,” he said. “Our defensive backs coach knows a lot of the [LSU] coaches, so he is going to take me. I don’t have a top five or anything, but I know that I am definitely interested in LSU. I can’t wait to get down there. If it doesn’t happen this summer, I am coming to a game in the fall for sure.”
Smith said that as he evaluates his college choices, he hopes that he can find a place where he can compete to see the field his freshman season.
“I want to get on the field right away,” Smith said. “I think I have excellent talent and speed, and I know I can make a difference. I am not scared to go anywhere and compete to play, but I at least want that chance.”
Note: Smith ran a 10.62 in the 100 meters as a junior, good for the fastest high school time in Atlanta.