San Antonio prospect Ashton Smith visited UTSA during their Junior Day event last weekend. That’s where he picked up his first offer to play division one football.
“It all started with Coach Rollins and Coach Henderson. They invited me to Junior Day. At Junior Day they talked to my mom, they talked to me. They offered me face to face in front of my mom,” said Smith.
Out of Stevens High School on the north side of town, Smith was somewhat familiar with UTSA but says he was still impressed with the school.
“As many times as I’ve been to the campus, I’ve never walked around. I never knew they had some much to offer,” said Smith.
Overall, Smith says he enjoyed his visit.
“Things went really well. I enjoyed talking to the coaching staff. I felt welcome. They took me as one of their own players already. I think it will be a good place to play at. It was very welcoming.”
Smith plays Outside Linebacker and Strong Safety at Stevens. At 6’1” and 201lbs, he has the versatility and speed (sub 4.5-40) to play the “Dawg” position in UTSA’s 4-2-5 defense.
“They compared me to Tyrann Mathieu. They said I was the type of player that could come in and out of the box. So I’d be playing a hybrid position.”
When Smith is on the field, he says he has a different mentality.
“I’d describe myself as a mean player. When I step on the field, I’m just a different person.”
While UTSA is Smith’s only current offer, he says he’s been in contact with TCU and Arkansas State recently.