There is one element in football that translates to any level. And that is speed. Fossil Ridge RB Anthony Smith has it and knows that’s one of his greatest strengths.
“Yes sir, speed is one of my assets,” said Smith.
At 5’11” and 195lbs, Smith fits the mold of a dynamic game-changing athlete. He has the ability to quickly hit wholes on running plays while be a threat on pass plays.
“I’m a speed back that can come out the backfield,” said Smith.
One glance at Smith’s film and you can see several things: he’s has good vision; he’s patient and lets blocks develop; and when it’s there, he uses his speed to explode through the whole.
Smith says he runs a 4.42 - 40 yard dash. Some services have him listed as fast as 4.35. In addition to running the ball, Smith is also a weapon in the pass game.
“I can run good routes,” said Smith. “I fell like I do both (rushing and pass-catching) pretty well.”
Smith’s dynamic play-making ability is something that certainly caught UTSA’s when attention they offered him a scholarship. Currently, Smith holds over a dozen offers from the likes of UTSA, Utah State, Tulane, ULM, New Mexico, Army, Air Force, and others. But DFW native isn’t in a hurry to make any decisions. In fact, he doesn’t have a list of favorites yet.
“No sir, I don’t have any favorites right now. I’m trying to decide,” said Smith.
Smith visited UTSA this past offseason and liked what he saw.
“I learned about UTSA over the summer,” said Smith. “I really enjoyed the visit.”
Smith anticipates visiting UTSA again soon. He is hoping to take an unofficial visit to an upcoming home game. However, he’s trying to make things work with his schedule and his season.
As far as his high school season, Smith say things are going well.
“It’s going good, we’re 3-0 right now. I’ve had at least 100 rushing yards in each game and have four total touchdowns.”
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