Texas Tech Adds Waco Midway Kicker

Waco Midway kicker Jackson Smith accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Texas Tech assistant coach Darrin Chiaverini (pictured above) on Saturday after an impressive performance at a kicking camp in Lubbock. RaiderPower.com caught up with Smith for the lowdown on his commitment.

Waco Midway kicker Jackson Smith came, saw and conquered Texas Tech's kicking camp Saturday by winning both the field goal and kickoff competitions, but more importantly, by picking up a preferred walk-on offer from special teams coach Darrin Chiaverini.

Smith and his family didn't deliberate too long about the offer.

"Coach Chiaverini pulled me over right before lunch and offered me the spot," Smith said. "After he offered me I went and talked with my parents. Then I went back and talked to coach Chiaverini (and committed)."

The 2016 prospect added that Saturday was the first contact he had with the coaching staff and he attended the camp because his personal coach, Chris Shaw, was helping run it.

Smith also said Chiaverini told him the preferred walk-on spot could turn in to a scholarship down the road.

Smith, who said he is usually effective on field goals up to 50 yards, finished last season 5-for-8 on field goal attempts with 21 touchbacks.

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\r\n\r\nWaco Midway kicker Jackson Smith came, saw and conquered Texas Tech's kicking camp Saturday by winning both the field goal and kickoff competitions, but more importantly, by picking up a preferred walk-on offer from special teams coach Darrin Chiaverini.\r\n

\r\nSmith and his family didn't deliberate too long about the offer.\r\n

\r\n\"Coach Chiaverini pulled me over right before lunch and offered me the spot,\" Smith said. \"After he offered me I went and talked with my parents. Then I went back and talked to coach Chiaverini (and committed).\"\r\n

\r\nThe 2016 prospect added that Saturday was the first contact he had with the coaching staff and he attended the camp because his personal coach, Chris Shaw, was helping run it.\r\n

\r\nSmith also said Chiaverini told him the preferred walk-on spot could turn in to a scholarship down the road.\r\n

\r\nSmith, who said he is usually effective on field goals up to 50 yards, finished last season 5-for-8 on field goal attempts with 21 touchbacks.\r\n
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Blessed to say I have committed to play football at Texas Tech University!???? #WreckEm #GunsUp pic.twitter.com/qpDsHPVSSa

— Jackson Smith (@JaxFlash03) June 13, 2015
Waco Midway kicker Jackson Smith came, saw and conquered Texas Tech's kicking camp Saturday by winning both the field goal and kickoff competitions, but more importantly, by picking up a preferred walk-on offer from special teams coach Darrin Chiaverini.

Smith and his family didn't deliberate too long about the offer.

\"Coach Chiaverini pulled me over right before lunch and offered me the spot,\" Smith said. \"After he offered me I went and talked with my parents. Then I went back and talked to coach Chiaverini (and committed).\"

The 2016 prospect added that Saturday was the first contact he had with the coaching staff and he attended the camp because his personal coach, Chris Shaw, was helping run it.

Smith also said Chiaverini told him the preferred walk-on spot could turn in to a scholarship down the road.

Smith, who said he is usually effective on field goals up to 50 yards, finished last season 5-for-8 on field goal attempts with 21 touchbacks.

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