In 2012, Jefferson County is loaded with a very talented group of football players. One of the young players who could be ready for a breakout season is defensive back Aaron Smith. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound corner believes he's a playmaker for the Tigers.
"The things I consider as my strengths are being able to focus on the field, do as I'm told and being a leader on and off the field. I make big plays when my team needs them," said Smith.
Smith knows he has work to do to get to the level he wants, but he's willing to put in the time.
"The thing I want to get better at is limiting my little mistakes," he said. "My plan for the off-season is to put in all the work I can. I have started working out with the team Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Mondays and Tuesdays I go to the gym and work out. I also study my film with my dad and by myself to learn how to watch and get better," he continued.
But Smith feels like he did a pretty good job in his initial effort as a varsity player.
"I did good in my first year as a varsity player and I'm developing as a player," said Smith. "I took everything I learned at Trinity High school and put it to work," he continued.
Smith hopes his hard work pays off not only on the field, but as a recruited athlete as well.
"My goal is to get looked at by more colleges, be a great leader to my team, help us win and to become better to play at the next level," he said. "I am not talking to any schools right now, but I want to go to Louisville, Kentucky or even somewhere bigger," he finished.
Scout Kentucky Preps will update you on Smith's progress over the next year.