Smith Has Spectacular Night

Nov. 10 -- Roquan Smith is going to play linebacker on the next level, but he is athletic enough to play multiple skill positions. He put on a show Friday when the region championship was on the line...

Is there anything Roquan Smith cannot do on the football field?

The Scout 100 senior out of Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County had a night to remember Friday when the region championship was on the line against Barnesville (Ga.) Lamar County.

Macon Down was down in the fourth quarter, but Smith put the Bulldogs on his back.

Smith scored two touchdowns of over 70 yards on the night, one in the final two minutes to ice the game. Oh yeah, he added a third touchdown in this contest.

On offense, he finished with 263 yards and three touchdowns on just 16 carries. Not a bad night for one of the best in the country.

Remember this young man is first and foremost a defensive player -- he had 24 total tackles and two tackles for loss when lining up at linebacker.

Just so you get this right, here is his stat line:

Tackles: 24
Tackles for loss: 2
Rushing attempts: 16
Rushing yards: 263
Yards per carry: 16.4
Touchdowns: 3

Larry Harold, the Macon County head coach said, "I haven't seen anything like Roquan's performance Friday. I have been coaching for 14 years and his performance was something special."

Smith is not one looking for the spotlight and he said it simple, "I just had to put the team on my back."

You do not see or hear about these type of performances too often, especially in a big game against some of the best competition Smith has faced in his high school career.

Winning that game put Macon County at 8-2 for the season and it will host Dublin Friday night.

The 6-foot-1, 206 pound linebacker will be back at Georgia Saturday for the Auburn game. The Dawgs are one of three schools to lock up an official visit from Smith -- Florida and UCLA are the other two.

LSU, Ole Miss, and USC are fighting for the final two visits. He will take all five after the season and then announce his decision on signing day.

Smith is the No. 2 inside linebacker and the No. 66 overall prospect on Scout.


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