Palm Bay, Fla.
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2021 (True Freshman): Saw action in 11 games in first season, largely on special teams…Finished with 13 tackles and one tackle for loss in debut campaign…Made career debut against Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Played against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Had two total tackles in win over Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Totaled one stop against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Played against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Totaled one tackle in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Competed in road win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Had one solo stop in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Finished with two tackles against Florida State (Nov. 13)…Totaled career-high three tackles in back-to-back wins to end year over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20) and Duke (Nov. 27).
High School: Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated the No. 239 overall player by 247Sports…Ranked the No. 13 athlete nationally and No. 32 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 217 overall player on the Rivals Top 250…Rated the No. 4 athlete nationally and No. 35 player in Florida by Rivals…Ranked the No. 34 outside linebacker in the country and No. 53 player in Florida by ESPN…As a junior, Smith caught 50 passes for 716 yards and seven touchdowns on offense…Also totaled 72 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions on defense… Named a Florida Today All-Space Coast selection…Son of former UM tight end Willie Smith, who was an All-American in 1985 before making his way to the NFL…Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pitt, Purdue, UCF and Utah, among others.