Kaleb Smith Staying True To OSU

Kaleb Smith, the defensive lineman and deep snapper from Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal School, had just arrived home Wednesday from Washington, D.C.. when we caught up with him. He was attending the Presidential Inauguration and touring our nation's capitol with his high school and his classmates. Smith will make another tour stop on Friday when he makes an official visit to Oklahoma State.

Smith has confirmed that he told Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy after a game this fall that he is going to walk-on and prepare to be the future deep snapper at OSU. Currently, seniors-to-be Andrew Suter (punts) and Connor Sinko (PAT and field goals) handle those chores,

"We were there for the Inauguration but we were there a week and toured the Capitol, the Smithsonian, and every monument you can think of," said Smith of the trip to Washington, D.C.

"I'm very excited. Coach (Ty) Linder told me that Andrew Suter is going to show me around, and I'll have a chance to talk to Coach Gundy and Coach Linder and see everything."

Smith has scholarship offers from Air Force, Tulane, Columbia and Bowling Green, but he has opted to walk-on intially at Oklahoma State.

Texas, TCU and Texas A&M were hoping that he would choose to walk-on at their schools. However, Smith has stayed true to OSU.

He earned All-SPC first team honors this season and was chosen and played in the DFW All-Star Game at Pennington Field in December. Smith said he is currently 6-3 and weighs 225 pounds. He has run a 4.9 in the forty, very good for his size and position.


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