"Everything went good," said Smith. "It seemed like everything was put together and set up just for me. I felt like I was at home. The coaches made it seem like their program was totally dedicated to football."
Smith finished a stellar senior season with 89 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. He plays an aggressive defensive tackle and he's always looking to make a play on the football. Smith earned team defensive player of the year as well as first-team All-Region.
At 6-foot-2, 270-pounds, he has a great frame that will undoubtedly
get much bigger at the next level.
"They told me I would be playing defensive tackle, but they said in certain situations I would be playing defensive end," Smith Said. "They told me that I could play immediately."
It appears that Smith has definitely found a home in Murfreesboro, TN.
"When I got there, you could tell that the football players were happy to be there. You could tell that it was a good place for me to spend my next four years. They made it seem like it was just one big family and it was something bigger than football. They made me feel right at home."
"I enjoyed getting to see them again," he said. "They had nothing but good things to say about the school."
Smith has received offers from Georgia Southern, Furman, Fort Valley State, Albany State, Troy, Iowa State and UAB. He said Troy, Iowa State and Middle Tennessee was his top three before choosing the Blue Raiders.
Smith reported a 3.3 GPA and 1500 SAT. He will major in Physical Education and he said that he wants to be a football coach after he graduates.