Just a junior at Olathe South high school in Kansas, Smith is no stranger to the weight room. In fact, there are plenty of times when he frequents the gym on more than one occasion in a day.
"Sometimes I lift two or three times a day," Smith told GoBlueWolverine. "I lift at school, I got to lift at home and then sometimes I'll have something in the morning."
The constant habit of weight training allowed Smith to put up an impressive 39 reps of 185 pounds at the combine, a number that could have reached 40 if the camp instructor didn't rule that his arms fell just short of locking on the final push.
On the field, Smith and his team fell just short of making the playoffs this past fall and he's using that as fuel to lead his troops back into battle as a senior.
"As a team we didn't do so well, 5-4," said Smith. "Nothing was really coming together and kind of fell apart in the middle of the season. I think I did pretty well. But next year will be better. I'm working with the young guys to get them stronger, so we'll be ready next year."
A strong season individually and the size colleges are looking for out of a left tackle, Smith is being hit by colleges all over the country. One however, Texas A&M, is coming after Smith the hardest with constant letters and visits to his school.
Interest is on both ends between the Aggies and Smith.
"I like how it's balanced on offense," said Smith. "It's not all pass, all run -- but it's balanced. The tradition down there and the fans are great down there -- College Station."
Michigan is another school Smith has been hearing from, building a relationship with Michigan tight end/special teams coach Dan Ferrigno. Smith says a visit to Ann Arbor is in the works.
"I get contact (from Michigan) pretty good," said Smith. "I'm probably going to take a visit down there during January or February -- sometime during then, or sometime in the summer. I'm going to get down there though."
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