Class of 2019 linebacker, defensive end, and fullback Zac Smith, from Bradenton (FL) Braden River, attended Michigan's Big Man Big House Camp on Saturday.
"It was incredible," he told The Michigan Insider. "The coaches were all pretty positive. They want me to come back up for a game. I'll definitely be doing that."
During his high school career, Smith has played for Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips, Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, and Bradenton (FL) Braden River.
"My freshman season I was at Dr. Phillips before I was injured," he said. "Then I was recruited by IMG Academy and transferred last spring. I had a great experience (at IMG Academy), but they changed offensive and defensive coordinators and stopped using a fullback and a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker. Now I am attending Braden River High School, just a few miles from IMG Academy."
Smith, while at IMG Academy, was one-of-three sophomores to dress for the "Super Team" and one-of-two sophomores who had reps on offense, defense, and special teams. He has high expectations for his future with Braden River.
"The coaches (at Braden River) said I'd be on the field until I tap my helmet to come off," he mentioned. "I'll be out there on both sides of the ball and special teams. I am in a good place with a real high school experience. I will stay there. I am eligible to graduate in December next year and early enroll, as I have a 4.40 GPA and am a year ahead academically."
In the past three seasons, Braden River has lost just four games. The Pirates lost two games to St. Thomas Aquinas and two games to Venice. Smith will start at fullback for Braden River, which he says the school will implement more into its offense.
Smith won the fastest 2018/2019 defensive lineman and three of the four strength competitions for his class at Michigan's Big Man Camp. He also had a great rep in the 1-on-1 portion of the camp.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound athlete does not have any other camps planned for this summer.