Player Spotlight: Nick Smith

In today's game of college football, most coaches are looking for tall wide receivers with some speed. New Mexico has one in Manzano High WR Nick Smith. Smith stands 6'2 and has 4.4 speed. he should be one of the top play makers in New Mexico next season.

We are glad to post our first story in New Mexico.  Our 1st player spotlight interview is with WR Nick Smith from Manzano High School.  Nick has the height at 6'2 and the speed at 4.40 that colleges should began to take notice.                                               


New Mexico Insider: What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, clean and 40 time?

Nick: I'm 6'2 170 Bench 220, Squat 330, Clean 226 40 4.40


New Mexico Insider: What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Nick: Hopefully, 10 receiving touchdowns.  I want to be considered a real solid player on both offense and defense.  I also hope to get recruited to play ball somewhere.


New Mexico Insider: What has been your greatest football memory?

Nick: After we lost to Clovis in the locker room our team really became close.  Realizing that for the seniors it was done, and also a feeling inside like maybe I could have done a little more.


New Mexico Insider: What are you doing to prepare for next season?

Nick: I'm lifting 3 days a week and I also play basketball so I play in tournaments a lot as well.  My self and my quarterback Adam Jaramillo get together to throw usually once or twice a week. 


New Mexico Insider: Do you play any other sports?

Nick:  I also play for the basketball team and I run the 100, 200 and 400 for our track team.  I also do the high jump.


New Mexico Insider: What is your favorite thing about the game of football?

Nick: The intensity of the game.  I love the contact part of the game as well.  The emotional aspect is great and how other people can feed off of someone else.


New Mexico Insider: What is your strength as a football player?

Nick: Being able to make plays when the ball is in the air.  On defense being able to match up with the opponents' top player. 


New Mexico Insider: What is your weakness as a football player?

Nick: Probably my strength I feel like you can always get stronger as a player.


New Mexico Insider: Name some teammates that people really need to watch out for next season?

Nick: Adam Jaramillo QB, Phil Martinez OL/DL, Nick Jones OLB


New Mexico Insider: Who is the best player you have ever played against?

Nick: Rashard Mathews from Clovis High.  Because I was given the assignment to match up on him, but he was got the best of me several times.  He makes me want to work harder.  


New Mexico Insider: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?  Who did you get it from?

Nick: Always worry about the next play.  Never let any one play change how you play.  From our football and basketball coaches.


New Mexico Insider: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?

Nick: My father because he is always finding ways for me to improve as a player and he got me involved in football in the 1st place.


New Mexico Insider: Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Nick: Chad Johnson WR Bengals, because he runs really good routes and he is really confident in his game.


New Mexico Insider: How would your coach describe you as a player?

Nick: He would say I'm athletic and fast.  He would also say that I am a positive player.  He would also probably say I need to get a little stronger and need to lead by example.


New Mexico Insider would like to thank Coach Aaron Ocampo for his help with this interview.  We also would like to thank Nick for his time.  We wish them both the best of luck this upcoming season.  Anyone wishing to contact Nick please email me

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