Class of 2017 OL Trey Smith Camps at MSU

University School of Jackson (Jackson, TN) class of 2017 offensive lineman Trey Smith talks about his camp experience at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Trey Smith
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: University School of Jackson (Jackson, TN)
  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-5, 284
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Miami (FL), Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt

  • "(Mississippi State offensive line) Coach (John) Hevesy is awesome," said Smith, who previously visited Mississippi State during spring practice. "The best way to describe him is he is full of energy and making jokes left and right. We only had two (offensive) linemen here today and it was scorching hot but he worked us so hard today. It seems like he's always getting the best out of you.

    "I would give him an A because he explained everything. He was very in-depth."

    He will take some of the things that he learned from Hevesy back home with him.

    "I learned that I need to keep my full foot down in pass sets and drop blocking," said Smith. "He showed me the techniques to do that every time."

    He explained why he chose to attend the Mississippi State camp even though he already had an offer.

    "One of the main reasons I came to this camp was to be coached by my position coach at this school," said Smith. "I wanted to see what he is like because 80% of your time during college football will be spent around your position coach. That is a relationship that you have to have if you want to go to college."

    He not only liked being around Hevesy but he also enjoyed getting to know Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen a little better.

    "I think they are great guys who want what is best for their players," said Smith. "They emphasize hard work with a goal and objective to push you further than your limits so that they can get the best out of you."

    Mississippi State has made an impression on the talented offensive lineman.

    "They are definitely a school that I am serious about," said Smith. "I like the coaches, the program. Obviously, they were number 1 last year for a period of time, so they are definitely going in the right direction. I also like Starkville, the small town mentality. I also like the campus."

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