At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Smythe has an outstanding frame to get bigger, and he's one of the state's top receiving threats at the position. As a junior, he caught 22 passes for 341 yards, a 15.5-yards-per-catch average, and three touchdowns.
But Smythe is far from a bulked-up receiver. On tape he also shows the ability to block, and his long arms allow him to lock out the defender away from his body. He needs to get bigger and stronger, but as we saw with a player of similar size in M.J. McFarland, that's not out-of-reach in strength coach Bennie Wylie's plans.
Smythe marks the 13th commitment of the 2013 Texas class, and the first of what is expected to be two tight ends.