Name: Jay Smith
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
High School: Lake Taylor High School
Position: Wide Receiver
Jay Smith had garnered nearly 35 Division I-A written offers, but he committed to NC State after seriously considering Miami, Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Clemson, and Virginia Tech among others.
Smith entered the spring evaluation period with nearly 20 offers, as his father, Mordecai Smith, had already sent junior film to colleges along the east coast. However, his recruitment exploded after Smith earned MVP honors at the Scout.com All-American Combine held in Durham, North Carolina in late March.
Smith ran a blistering 4.47 on a slow track, one of the fastest times at the combine, and he also dominated in one-on-one drills proving to be the best overall player at the event. This combine, which featured elite prospects such as Tyrod Taylor, Peter Lalich, Mark Barnes, Greg Little, Dwight Jones, Gary Gray, and Ryan Houston, was the coming out party for Smith.
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Scout Quote: "Jay Smith of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia proved he is definitely one of the east coast's top prospects with an eye-opening performance. He checked in at 6-2, 185 pounds and ran 40-yard dashes of 4.47 and 4.5-seconds. However, it was in one on one drills where he really stood out showing an amazing blend of size, speed, concentration and just overall knowledge of the wideout position. He is very fluid in his movements and cuts and could get physical with opposing DB's that tried to jam him at the line. Of all the wide receivers we watched, Smith was certainly the most polished." Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
Scout Quote: "Smith has all the tools to be a very good receiver at the next level, he has the frame, strength, speed, route running, hands, and blocking skills that every coach yearns for. He has a knack for making the tough catch, if it's thrown in his area he is getting it. Smith is also very good in the open field at making defenders miss and getting yards after the catch." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Bob Lichtenfels
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